Today, Friday, a Russian military base in northeastern Syria was subjected to an unprecedented attack, which was claimed by the “Guardians of Religion” organization, according to Al-Jazeera sources and activists.
Local sources told Al-Jazeera that the bombing was followed by shooting at the base, which is located in the northern countryside of Raqqa, which is under the control of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, which constitute the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the main component in it.
For its part, Kurdish media said that the bombing took place after targeting the Russian point in Tal al-Samen with a car bomb.
The Sham Network reported that the Guardians of Religion Organization – which is linked to Al Qaeda – adopted the operation it described as unprecedented.
The network said that the organization published a statement today entitled “The Battle of Al-Asra”, in which it said that a company of its companies “managed to raid a den of the occupying Russian forces.”
The Sham Network also quoted activists in the local “Al-Khabour” website that the explosion occurred at the entrance to the Russian base, followed by the sound of heavy gunfire, as a number of ambulances entered the base.
It is noteworthy that the Guardians of Religion Organization was established in 2018, and since then many of its leaders have been targeted by the US-led international coalition aircraft, which offered large financial rewards for the arrest of its leader.
The organization was a component of the Headquarters for the Liberation of Al-Sham until 2016, and in 2018 it rejected with other factions the Russian-Turkish Sochi agreement for a ceasefire in Idlib.