Three Russian servicemen were slightly injured and their lives are not in danger. They were evacuated to the base Khmeimim.
Turkish soldiers were also injured, but the severity of their injuries was not reported. According to the Russian side, an improvised explosive device was planted by militants on the way of armored vehicles.
A month ago, in mid-June, a Russian armored personnel carrier with military police blew up on the M4 highway in Idlib. None of the soldiers were injured, the armored personnel carrier received minor damage.
The incident occurred during a joint patrol on the route between the localities of erikha and Urum al-Jawza. Konashenkov noted that the equipment and military personnel returned to the point of deployment.
A similar incident occurred on June 9, when an explosive device went off in the path of a Russian military police patrol in Northern Syria. No one was injured in the explosion, Interfax wrote, referring to the center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria. After the incident, all the soldiers returned safely to their base.
A similar explosion occurred in early December last year. On the route of the Russian military police in Syria, an explosive device detonated, three Russian soldiers were slightly injured, the press service of the Russian defense Ministry reported. The incident occurred 1.5 km from the village of Koran in the Kobani district. In November 2019, one of the columns of the Russian-Turkish patrol in Northern Syria was pelted with stones and Molotov cocktails. This time the Kurds were responsible. Subsequently, the Kurdish internal security Forces Asayish recorded a video message apologizing for the attack. The video was posted on YouTube.
The Kurdish military expressed regret over the incident that occurred in Kobani on November 18. “Appropriate measures will be taken to ensure that this will not happen again in the future,” the statement said. The Kurdish leaders expressed hope that Russian forces in the region will be able to guarantee the security of the local population, as stipulated in the Sochi Memorandum.
Russian and Turkish military forces began patrolling Kurdish areas in the North of the Arab Republic on November 1 last year.
The military police controlled two sites in the West and East of the zone where Turkey was conducting a military operation against Kurdish formations. Soon after, Russian-Turkish patrols were attacked several times. Already on November 6, the military was pelted with stones in the Kobani area, and two days later — in the city of Derik.