The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation said that the military space forces killed in Syria a convoy of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in which the insurgents tried to escape from Rakka to Palmyra.
«On targets detected by the aircraft of Russian air force strikes were carried out. The loss was reported more than 80 terrorists, 36 vehicles, eight tankers and 17 pickup trucks mounted with mortars and heavy small arms», — quotes the statement to RIA Novosti
According to a report in the night of may 30 of Raqqa left three columns of fighters heading for Palmyra. This is not the first attempt to escape from Raqqa across the river Euphrates — the previous was stopped on may 25.
Published in the London newspaper «Al-Sharq al-Awsat»
paints a different picture of events. The command of the free Army of Syria said that six Russian bombers attacked positions of the militias between Palmyra and Iraqi border.
The purpose of this attack is to stop the offensive of the Army of free Syria on the position of the Iranian militias. The head of the Higher Committee on negotiations Nasr Hariri expressed doubt that Russia and Iran, the participants of hostilities, can be a sponsor of the settlement process.
He also made accusations against the Kurdish troops, backed by extensive raqqa in the North. According to him, the Kurdish democratic Union party is a terrorist group that is an integral part of the PKK. Recall that the same is the patron of the Committee – Turkey.