Terrorist Attack Target Russian Military Police Patrol in Syria's Daraa Province

MOSCOW- An improvised bomb went off on Saturday on the route of the Russian military police patrolling the Syrian region of Daraa, but none of the Russian service members was hurt, nor were the vehicles damaged, Major General Alexei Bakin, the chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Saturday, according to Itar Tass.

"On the route of the military police of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation patrolling the province of Daraa in the Syrian Arab Republic, an improvised explosive device planted on the section of the Haraba-Maaraba road was remotely detonated. There were no casualties among the Russian military personnel, nor damage to the military hardware. According to preliminary information, the act of sabotage and terror was committed by members of illegal armed groups, which operate separately in south Syria with the aim to escalate the situation in that region," he said.

 According to Bakin, the command of the Russian Armed Forces’ grouping in Syria has introduced additional measures to ensure security of Russian troops.