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Russia doubts Al-Baghdadi death

Defense ministry of Russian Federation has no tangible proof that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the U.S. operartion and doubts that such an operation has ever taken place, the ministry’s spokesma Igor Konashenkov said.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has no reliable information about an operation by U.S. forces in the Turkey-controlled part of the Idlib de-escalation zone aimed at another extermination of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” spokesperson said.

General Konashenkov  added that the fact that the number of those who annouced their participation in al-Baghdadi’s extermination shared contradictory details of the operation, casting doubt that such an operation ever took place.

We know nothing about any assistance to the flight of US aircraft to the Idlib de-escalation zone’s airspace in the course of this operation,” Konashenkov continued. Yet another report about the extermination of al-Baghdadi can hardly influence the situation in Syria, Konashenkov explained.

“After Islamic State was ultimately defeated by the Syrian government army with support of the Russia aerospace forces in early 2018, yet another ‘death’ of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will have no impact either on the situation in Syria or on the actions of terrorists staying in Idlib,” he said.

No airstrikes by the U.S. air force or by the US-led coalition have been reported from Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone in the recent days, Konashenkov clarified.

“No airstrikes by either US air forces of the so-called international coalition have been registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone on Saturday and over the recent days,Konashenkov said.

Furthermore Russian Defense Ministry said it doubted that al-Baghdadi could be hiding on a territory controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra in Idlib.

#Ghouta: Jabhat al-Nusra opened fire at humanitarian corridor

Civilians have no opportunity to leave Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, amid mortar shellings of the humanitarian corridor near Vafidin, chief of the group controlling the de-escalation zone in the area general Viktor Pankov said, TASS agency reported.

On February 27 at 9 a.m. a humanitarian corridor was opened for the civilians’ exit from the de-escalation zone. Now intense fire is underway from the militants’ side and no civilians have left,” the general continued.

Earlier, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that militants of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group had opened fire at the humanitarian corridor.

On Monday (26.02.2018) Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu announced that under President Vladimir Putin’s order a daily humanitarian pause from 09:00 to 14:00 local time would be declared in Eastern Ghouta starting from February 27.

 In Vafidin, Syria’s authorities backed by the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria created conditions for receiving civilians through the only humanitarian corridor linking Damascus with Eastern Ghouta.







Russian SU-25 shot down near Idlib

A Su-25 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Force was shot down by militants in Syria, the pilot ejected but was “killed by terrorists”, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“On 3 February 2018, a Russian fighter jet Su-25 crashed when flying over the Idlib de-escalation zone. The pilot was able to report ejection from an area controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants”, the defense ministry said. “The pilot was killed while fighting against terrorists.”


“According to preliminary information, the jet was brought down with a portable anti-aircraft missile system,” the ministry continued. (Pictured above).

The troops of Syrian government were striking against Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in the Idlib province.