Syria: sending 300 Russian troops from Chechnya
Nearly 300 Russian soldiers deployed in Chechnya have been sent as reinforcements in the north-east of Syria announced Friday, October 25 the Russian army.
They must "carry out special operations", said a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defence. The communiqué states that the military will be deployed in the 30 km wide area on the Syrian-Turkish border defined by the agreement on the withdrawal of Kurdish militias.
The Russian army adds that 20 additional armoured vehicles were sent to Syria. Since the Russian military intervention in support of Syria and President Bashar al-Assad in 2015, troops from Chechnya have been deployed several times, including after the siege of Aleppo by terrorists in 2016.