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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:05 A.M.) – On Saturday evening, Russian warplanes lit up the skies over the Syrian-Turkish border as numerous sorties were conducted in northern Idlib.

According to an eye witness close to Al-Masdar News, at least ten airstrikes were observed around midnight as Russian jets targeted positions held by Ahrar Al-Sham and Jaish Al-Islam near the towns of Al-Kafeer and Babsqa.

Amid the Russian aerial bombardment, a weapons depot was blown to smithereens, causing significant destruction. In addition, Russian airstrikes targeted a military base controlled by Daraya rebels whom were evacuated from the Syrian capital in August, 2016.

The eye witness added that three Russian jets briefly entered Turkish airspace to conduct the overnight airstrikes. Turkish anti-aircraft units did not respond, the source said.

Footage of the Russian airstrikes inside Syria from the town of Reyhanlı in Turkey:

Dozens of militants were reportedly killed by the surprise airstrikes which left rebel forces without warning due to Russian jets attacking from an unexpected angle.

A number of pictures surfaced online moments ago showing scores of deceased Islamist fighters. Below, a fighter from Daraya was among the fighters claimed to be dead:

Chris Tomson | AMN

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Floriangeyer
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It appears that despite Turkey still supplying terror gangs the Turkish appetite for challenging Russian aircraft from crushing terror camps has waned somewhat 🙂

Well done Russia.

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Well, maybe this time Khibiny is “ON” and the Su-24 that was shotdown hadn’t self-defence means. Su-35/34 are much more serious clients…

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ha ha – who’s smiling now you f****r!!!

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Despite the crossed eyes, the monobrow dude looked sharp and highly enthusiastic about killing. I just can’t see how he had any success and accuracy in aiming. Maybe this is why they gave him the machine gun.

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GREAT!!!

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what a pathetic idiot !

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Una de la primeras prioridades debe ser cerrar la frontera con Turquía es por donde ingresan armas y municiones, incluyendo mercenarios, si esto ocurre ténganlo por seguro que se aceleraría el triunfo de la paz anhelado por el pueblo Sirio.

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Excellent work 🙂
In addition a lot of brainless guys less on Syria 🙂

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l**o,arab voice saying ” the russian pigs are entering from turkey and shooting at us “