KHMEIMIM /Syria/, July 14. /TASS/. Three Russian servicemen sustained light injuries in an explosion in Syria’s Idlib during a joint patrol with Turkish counterparts, Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced Tuesday.
"On July 14, at about 8:50 Moscow time, an improvised explosive device detonated near the settlement of Erikha during a joint Russian-Turkish patrol of the M4 highway. Three Russian servicemen sustained light injuries," the Center said, adding that there are injured among the Turkish crew as well.
"All injured were promptly evacuated from the area. Russian servicemen were delivered to the Kmeimim base, where they received all necessary medical aid. Their lives are out of danger," the announcement says.
Following the incident, the joint patrolling was stopped, damaged vehicles are being evacuated.
"The command of the Russian armed forces group in Syria, in cooperation with the Turkish military and the Syrian national security agencies, seeks to determine whether militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation area are involved in attack on the convoy," the Center said.