at least 200 militiamen were killed in the explosion The Russian Syrian Reconciliation Center reported that Russian warplanes were on a secret base near the Syrian city of Palmyra, and they were preparing for a terrorist attack.
“Two shelters have been eliminated, as many as 200 militants (…), and some 500 kg of ammunition and ingredients to make homemade explosives”, The statement collected by the Russian News Agency Sputnik explained the views of Alexander Karpov, the head of the center.
And they were destroyed 24 vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns. According to Karpov, extremists were trained at the base to launch attacks in different areas of Arab countries.
Russia is an ally of the government of Syrian President Bashar al Assad Anti-Islam and opposition militias. Moscow has a major air base in Hmeimin, Syria.