"I can confirm we conducted a counter terrorism strike in that area on Tuesday. We are still assessing the results of the strike," Meyer stated on Wednesday.
Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, has been fighting in Syria against government forces since the outbreak of a civil war in the country in 2011. The group is banned in Russia and many other countries.
Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed!