Moments ago, the Russian Air Force launched four airstrikes above the Al-Qaeda controlled city of Jisr Al-Shughour in the Idlib Governorate, along with another series of aerial attacks inside Jabal Al-Zawiya (Idlib) and Jabal Al-Akrad (Latakia Governorate).
According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force struck a convoy from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” that was making its way from the rebel-held city of Jisr Al-Shughour to the Latakia Governorate’s northeastern countryside to likely reinforce their embattled comrades.
The source further added that the Russian fighter jets took off from the Hmamiyat Airfields inside the Bassel Al-Assad International Airport this morning – they have yet to return back to the airport after these airstrikes.
In addition to their airstrikes over northeastern Latakia and northwestern Idlib, the Russian Air Force is also targeting the Al-Qaeda controlled cities of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, Kafr Nabl, Sarmeen, Ariha, and Saraqib; these cities are all located inside the Idlib Governorate.
The Russian military command recently stated that these airstrikes should last up to 4 months; however, they could be extended if the Russian military is unable to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) offensive capacity in both Syria and Iraq.