Russian military police unit of 29 personnel was encircled as HTS terrorists sought to capture it, using used tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
The Russian unit managed to repel the HTS attack for several hours together with a local tribe that had signed a ceasefire agreement.
A group of Russian “Spetsnaz” and Syrian special forces backed by Su-25 jets came to the rescue. The military police unit broke the siege and left the area. Three servicemen were wounded.