The Pentagon has rejected Moscow’s accusations of U.S. support of militants “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” in Syria*
The Pentagon has called “groundless” accusations against Washington that the United States initiated the attack of militants “dzhebhat an-Nusra”* the positions of government troops of Bashar al-Assad near the Syrian city of Hama in the area of de-escalation “Idlib”. About it writes RBC with reference to the representative of the US Department of defense Adrian Galloway.
“The U.S. position on the “al-Nusra Front”* (“dzhebhat an-Nusra”* – Approx. NEWSru.com) is a branch of “al-Qaeda”* the group recognized as a foreign terrorist organization. “Frente al-Nusra”* publicly declared himself part of “al Qaeda”* – they share the goals of “al-Qaeda” and not the Syrian people,” said Galloway.
According to another Pentagon spokesman, Eric Pachon, the United States has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to fight “al-Qaeda”* at any time and in any place to protect themselves and their regional partners. “This Syrian regime has allowed the North-Western part of Syria become a safe haven for terrorists, “al-Qaeda” that threatened Syrian people, regional stability and U.S. security”, he concluded.
Earlier on September 20, the defense Ministry said three Russian military who were wounded in repelling the offensive of the militants groups “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra”* in the Syrian province of Idlib. The battle took place in the area of de-escalation in the lifting of the siege troops surrounded who joined in the attack by militants.
The militants began the previous morning, they attacked the Syrian army to the North and North-East of the city of Hama. Syrian troops with the support of the Russian aircraft almost completely restored lost during the attack of militants of the area, said the Ministry of defense.
“Despite the agreement, signed on 15 November in Astana, the militants “dzhebhat an-Nusra”* and joined them troops, do not want to comply with the terms of the cease of hostilities, from eight in the morning on September 19 launched a large-scale offensive on the positions of government troops to the North and North-East of the city of Hama in the area of de-escalation “Idlib”, – declared the head of the Main operations Directorate of the Russian General staff, Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy.
According to him, one of the main goals of the militants was an attempt to capture the units of the military police, carrying out tasks at the observation point deployed in the area as forces of control de-escalation.
“According to reports, the attack initiated by the American secret services to stop successfully developing the promotion of the government troops to the East of Deir ez-Zor”, – said the representative of the General staff.
Rudskoy said that the militants were advancing with tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, this was preceded by a powerful fire training. “The day the militants managed to break into the defense of government troops to a depth of 12 kilometers on the front to 20 kilometers,” – said the Armenian President.
“As a result of attacks of gangsters, a platoon of military police, 29 people were trapped and in a few hours repulsed the attacks of superior enemy shoulder to shoulder with a group of tribe moily that signed the accession agreement to cease hostilities and remained true to him in this difficult situation,” said Armenian President.
He also added that for the release of the police commander of the Russian group of forces in Syria was formed by a group release, which includes divisions of special operations Forces, military police equipped with military – natives of the North Caucasus and Syrian commandos.
* “Dzhebhat an-Nusra” (“Front al-Nusra”), “al-Qaeda” terrorist group banned in Russia.