A 'surgical strike' by Russian military forces in Syria eliminated five commanders of terrorists who attacked a Russian military police patrol September 18.
Some 32 terrorists were also eliminated in the attack which was masterminded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, terror group, Tass said quoting Russian MoD sources.
"After the terrorist attack on September 18 against the Russian military police in the Hama province the entire multilevel intelligence system of the Russian Defense Ministry in Syria was used to search for and destroy commanders of the attacking militants," Russian Defense Ministry Official Spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying.
During the operation, an ammunition and explosives depot and also six trucks with large-caliber armaments were destroyed. The death of the terrorist group’s leaders in a missile strike has been confirmed via several independent channels.
An operation to locate and destroy all militants involved in the attack on the Russian military in Syria is underway, the report adds.