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    Syrian government forces with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces continue to repel attacks by militants from the Jabhat al-Nusra* group on Hmeymim Air Base and in the southern regions of the Idlib de-escalation zone, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.

    Militants fired 4 rockets from multiple launch rocket system toward the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria at about 19:00 local time (14:00 GMT) on 22 May, all the rockets were destroyed, the Russian Defence Ministry reported.

    According to the ministry, Russian combat jets destroyed the militants' launcher in Idlib de-escalation zone that fired the rockets on Hmeymim. 

    READ MORE: Russian Air Force Repels Terrorist Attack on Hmeymim Airbase — MoD

    Earlier on the morning of 22 May, the Russian Defence Ministry reported that Syrian government troops had repelled three attacks by the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group involving up to 500 militants.

    Nusra terrorists have reportedly been carrying out massive attacks on Syrian troops using military hardware and multiple launch rocket systems in the southern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone since the evening of 21 May.

    *Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra, known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham is a terrorist group banned in Russia


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