The Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), the Free Syrian Army (FSA), and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham (largest Islamist/rebel group) will not be sleeping well tonight in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate, thanks in large part to the relentless airstrikes conducted by the Russian Air Force over the cities of Al-Rastan and Talbisieh.

For 36 straight hours, the Russian Air Force has pulverized the Islamist rebel defenses in northern Homs, as the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Brigade of the 11th Tank Division and the National Defense Forces (NDF) prepare to strike the imperative villages of Harbinifseh and Kisseen that are located along the Orontes River.

According to a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian Air Force’s powerful airstrikes over northern Homs are part of the largest aerial campaign launched by the Russian Federation since the advent of their participation in the Syrian Conflict.

The Russian Air Force has recently intensified their aerial operations overnight, as several reports from the Homs Governorate confirm the non-stop bombing campaign currently taking place.

It appears that the Russian aerial campaign is an attempt to force the Islamist rebels in northern Homs to surrender before the Syrian Army commits to a large-scale offensive in the Al-Rastan and Al-Houla Plains.