(Syria News) Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its warplanes have carried out several air strikes in Syria, injuring the Leader of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) Abu Mohammed al-Golany, Qasioun News reported.
The Spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashinkov, said, “Twelve elite leaders of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) were killed, including the assistant of the militia’s Leader al-Golany, in air strikes conducted by Russian warplanes.”
Furthermore, Konashinkov pointed out that the Golany was criticaly injured due to the air strikes, and his hand was amputated; however, he did not reveal the place of the airstrikes.
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Russian military sources also posted a video on Twitter for the Russian air strikes that were carried out to target al-Golany and other senior leaders, saying that the Russian military intelligence detected the place and time of the meeting of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham leaders, then the Russian Forces Command in Syria decided to conduct the air strikes.
“SU-34 and SU-35 warplanes were assigned to carry out the air strikes, and managed to target al-Golany who suffered critical injuries,” the Russian MoD stated.
Meanwhile, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham denied the injury of its leader Abu Mohammed al-Golany and affirmed that he is safe and carrying out his tasks.