According to RIA Novosti, a representative of the department indicated that this operation was an “accurate and targeted” response to the leaders of the groups associated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network *.
“We saw a Russian commentary on the August 31 strike against al-Qaeda in Syria (AQ-S). This operation was a targeted and targeted response against the AQ-S leaders responsible for planning attacks that threaten US citizens, our partners and innocent civilians, ”he said.
Earlier, US aviation struck in the Idlib de-escalation zone without notifying the Russian or Turkish side about it, which led to numerous casualties and destruction.
On August 31, a new ceasefire was established in Idlib.
More on the topic - in the material RT.
* “Al-Qaeda” - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of February 14, 2003.