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Syria: Former IS 'shahid tank' workshop opens doors to journalists01:42

Syria: Former IS 'shahid tank' workshop opens doors to journalists

Syrian Arab Republic, Akerbat
September 18, 2017 at 11:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of international journalists were shown a former combat-vehicle construction hub of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), near the city of Akerbat on Monday. The briefing was led by the Head of Russian troops' headquarters in Syria Alexander Lapin.

According to Lapin, the facility was constituted of three workshops, focusing on different aspects of maintaining and producing so-called "shahid-tanks" and "shahid-infantry fighting vehicles."

On September 12, Lapin announced that Akerbat had been re-captured by a joint offensive of the Syrian government troops and Russian troops, following intense battles with IS fighters.

Un antiguo centro de construcción de vehículos de combate del autoproclamado Estado Islámico (EI, antes EIIL) fue exhibido el lunes en la ciudad de Akerbat, ante un grupo de periodistas internacionales. El recorrido fue dirigido por el jefe de las tropas rusas en Siria, Alexander Lapin.

Según Lapin, la instalación consta de tres talleres enfocados en diferentes áreas, encargados de mantener y producir los llamados tanques shahid´ y `vehículos de combate de infantería shahid´.

El 12 de Septiembre, Lapin anunció que Akerbat había sido liberada por la ofensiva de las tropas del gobierno sirio y las tropas rusas, tras intensas batallas con los combatientes del EI.

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A group of international journalists were shown a former combat-vehicle construction hub of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), near the city of Akerbat on Monday. The briefing was led by the Head of Russian troops' headquarters in Syria Alexander Lapin.

According to Lapin, the facility was constituted of three workshops, focusing on different aspects of maintaining and producing so-called "shahid-tanks" and "shahid-infantry fighting vehicles."

On September 12, Lapin announced that Akerbat had been re-captured by a joint offensive of the Syrian government troops and Russian troops, following intense battles with IS fighters.

Un antiguo centro de construcción de vehículos de combate del autoproclamado Estado Islámico (EI, antes EIIL) fue exhibido el lunes en la ciudad de Akerbat, ante un grupo de periodistas internacionales. El recorrido fue dirigido por el jefe de las tropas rusas en Siria, Alexander Lapin.

Según Lapin, la instalación consta de tres talleres enfocados en diferentes áreas, encargados de mantener y producir los llamados tanques shahid´ y `vehículos de combate de infantería shahid´.

El 12 de Septiembre, Lapin anunció que Akerbat había sido liberada por la ofensiva de las tropas del gobierno sirio y las tropas rusas, tras intensas batallas con los combatientes del EI.

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