Russian military have foiled attempted suicide bombings on busses carrying militants and their families withdrawing from the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu revealed on March 29.
“We get information from ordinary people every day,” he said. “We received a report on provocations involving suicide bomber belts four days ago. It suggested the suicide bombers would be placed to the busses carrying the refugees.”
Russian military found seven belts on March 26, 32 belts on March 27 and nine belts on March 28.
Syrian pro-government activists believe that members of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), which are a part of the evacuation deal, may have been behind the attempted suicide bombings clearly aimed at sabotaging the ongoing evacuation agreement.
According to the Russian Defense Minister, a total of 11 thousand militants and 19 thousand members of their families…
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