Several Syrian, Russian Service Members Injured In Daraa Attack

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FILE IMAGE: Russian Military Police service members are in Syria

On October 11, a joint patrol of Syrian security forces and Russian Military Police was attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) in the western Daraa countryside.

The al-Masdar News, a pro-government blog, reported that the patrol was targeted on a road linking the key towns of Inkhil and Jasim.

“At least one Russian soldier and two Syrian military personnel were wounded as a result of this attack,” the blog’s report reads.

Last July, a vehicle of the Russian Military Police was targeted with an IED in the eastern Daraa countryside. Back then, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that no one was killed or injured in the attack.

The Russian Ministry of Defense is yet to confirm the new attack. The ministry usually releases a statement on such incidents within 24 hours.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, so far. However, ISIS cells are known to be active in the region, that was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) last year.

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