Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad over the death of innocent civilians during the terrorist attacks in Latakia. On May 23, the Kremlin press service said that the Russian leader had sent a telegram to Assad.
'The President of Russia reiterated his readiness to continue cooperation with Syrian partners in countering the threat of terrorism, and expressed confidence that the criminals who had stained their hands with the blood of innocent victims aren’t to escape punishment', the statement reads.
Moreover, Putin expressed words of sympathy to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to the injured. In his telegram the President accented that the tragedy in Latakia was 'further evidence of the barbaric, inhumane nature of the terrorist groups who unleashed a bloody war against the people of Syria.'
On May 23, the terrorist attacks took place in two cities of Latakia province, including Tartus that had the logistical point of the Russian Navy. The attack was carried out by the militants of Daesh. Ahrar al-Sham group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which had taken lives of more than 100 people.
The conflict between rebels and the official authorities of Damascus began in 2011. It escalated into a civil war and terrorist groups have taken control of large areas of the country. However, the province of Latakia considered to be one of the safest places in Syria.
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