In Syria, units of government troops caught militants who were part of the” sleeping” cells of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” and hunted Russian and Syrian military personnel on the territory of the republic. This was reported on Tuesday, June 22, by the Russian Defense Ministry.
As noted, the fighters of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), with the support of the Russian side, conducted raids in the Belaya and Kamennaya deserts for more than 20 days. In the course of patrolling the area and checking settlements, they managed to identify several dozen terrorists, as well as find caches of weapons and improvised explosive devices. In addition, the military found caves that the jihadists used as transit points and shelters.
The detainees explained that one of their main tasks was to carry out attacks on convoys of equipment of Russian and Syrian military personnel. Also, their plans included the organization of sabotage at some military facilities.