The Russian defense Ministry: Militants launched an attack on Syrian forces after the U.S. attack on the airbase


RIA Novosti

The militants of the terrorist groups “the Islamic state and Jabhat al-Nusra”* launched an offensive on the positions of Syrian troops immediately after the missile attack of the USA on the Syrian air base Shirt.

About it reported in a press release of the Ministry of defense of Russia.

“Immediately after applying massive missile strike on the Syrian air base began a major offensive of terrorist groups “IGIL” and “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” on the positions of Syrian troops”, — stated in the message.

* “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, “Islamic state” (ISIS) is a terrorist organization banned in Russia.