BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has unleashed a massive assault northwestern Syria this afternoon, targeting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels.
Russian fighter jets flying out of the Hmeimim Airport were reported to have heavily targeted several jihadist sites inside the Shashabo, Al-Zawiya, and Arbaeen mountains in the Idlib Governorate.
Among the areas targeted in these mountains, a military source said the Russian Air Force bombed Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the towns of Sheikh Mustafa, Ma’arat Hirmah, and Ihsim.
In addition to the Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is also launching several attacks across the Idlib and Hama governorates.
These airstrikes by the Russian Air Force have come just hours after a 72-hour-long ceasefire was announced and then rejected by the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels.
The jihadist rebels also launched a new offensive last night that targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the town of Qasabiyah, which is located at the southwestern slope of the Al-Zawiya Mountains.