BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fired a large number of artillery shells and missiles towards Aleppo city this afternoon, causing several casualties and significant damage to many buildings.
According to a source from Aleppo city, the attack began when the jihadists detonated an IED inside the Sukkari District; this was followed by a flurry of missiles and artillery shells that were fired from the outskirts of the city.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham primary targeted the Al-Khalidiyah District and Nile Street in Aleppo, killing and wounding more than 20 people in the process.
The jihadist attack was reportedly in response to the heavy airstrikes that were launched by the Russian Air Force on the Idlib Governorate.
These Russian airstrikes targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s supply route along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway near the key town of Ariha.