Russia claims successful strike on Tahrir al-Sham command post near Syria's Idlib

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The Russian air force hit what it called “a control post” of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham extremist group close to the Syrian city of Idlib on Monday, Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit was quoted as telling RIA news agency on Tuesday.

According to Kulit, who serves as deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria, 17 people were killed in the Russian strike.

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“On August 21, a strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the control post of the terrorist organization Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the village of Bekfalun (4 kilometres southwest of Idlib) eliminated 17 militants...” he said.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham is an extremist militant group formerly known as the Nusra Front. It has been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey, Russia and others.

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