On the morning of Thursday, March 5, has information about the death of General and the head of Assad’s “Army of Tigers” of Suhail al-Hassan. According to preliminary data, he died from severe wounds. Meanwhile, Russia has conducted bombing the shelters of the refugees. “Apostrophe” tells all that is known at the moment.
Suhail al-Hassan, who with injuries was taken to the hospital of Hama, was personally involved in the fighting in the hottest parts of Syria. His special forces have always been at the forefront of the Syrian army’s attack against the Turkish troops.
According to recent reports, he led the fighting against the Turkish troops in Idlib province in the Northwest near the town of Sarakibe. During one of the clashes was seriously injured and was sent to the hospital.
Russian military experts claim that Suhail al-Hassan is one of the main commanders of the Syrian army, and his combat unit during the years of conflict he became one of the main symbols of Assad’s army. In the network there were even photos, which the Russian military from the Russian special forces guarding asaditskih leader.
Soon after information about the death of the captain became known that on the night of March 5 in Idlib was bombed a chicken farm near the village of Maaret-Misrin, sheltering the displaced, killed at least 16 people.
Reported wounded 18 civilians who were taken to nearby hospitals. Local media claimed that the airstrike caused the air force of Russia, not aircraft by Syrian government forces.
Against the background of worsening in Syria in Moscow pass negotiations of presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan. The head of the Kremlin has noted a cynical statement, Putin expressed his condolences over the death of the Turkish military in Syria, adding that Syrian army did not know about their whereabouts.
As you know, the military conflict in Syria are from 2011. In the fighting at various times included government troops, opposition, radical Islamists, the Kurds, militants of the “Islamic state”, as well as the armed forces of the Russian Federation, USA, Iran and Turkey. In the conflict, Turkey has provided military support to the Syrian opposition, and Russia – government forces.
The Turkish military are in Idlib, the last of the Syrian province, which is partially controlled by the opposition, in the framework of the signed in 2017, agreement on areas of de-escalation in Syria.
27 Feb 2020 as a result of the attack on Idlib killed 33 Turkish soldiers, 36 were wounded. The Governor adjacent to the border of Syria to the Turkish province of Hatay Rahmi Dogan said that the air strike caused “the troops of the Syrian regime”.
In the Russian defense Ministry said that the Turkish soldiers “were in combat formations of terrorist groups,” and denied his involvement in the strike. The Ministry of defence of Turkey replied that the Russians before the attack knew about the location of Turkish troops in Idlib, and that the area was not armed factions of the Syrian opposition.
In response, the Turkish military launched about 200 attacks on positions of forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in different regions of the country, killing 329 Syrian soldiers. The Syrian side reported no casualties.