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Russian military eliminates militants who shelled Hmeymim airbase December 31
The Russian military has wiped out a subversive militant group, which shelled the Hmeymim airbase in Syria with mortars on December 31, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday.
According to the ministry, a special operation was held to spot and eliminate it. A group of Russian Special Operation Forces established the militants' location close to the western border of the Idlib province.
"When the terrorists arrived at the facility where they were to board a minibus, the whole subversive group was eliminated by the Krasnopol high-precision munition," the ministry said.
The Russian Defense Ministry added that all manpower and materiel of Russia's multilevel military intelligence system in Syria had been involved in the operation.
[Source: Itar Tass, Moscow, 12Jan18]
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