Tahrir al-Sham stated that a suicide bomber affiliated with the group drove a car full of explosives into a Russian military convoy near Khmeimin airbase.
Several images of the explosion have been posted on Twitter showing Russian military vehicles travelling on the Bustan al-Basha road near Khmeimin Air Base and the subsequent blast.
Later, Al-Masdar News reported that Syrian military officials denied the information.
According to them, the images of the explosion were fabricated and taken out of context.
The Syrian officials stated that the explosion indeed happened but was caused by a spare fuel tank which separated from one of Russian military jets at the time of landing.
According to the Syrian officials, there were no casualties as a result of the explosion.