BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Minutes ago, over five Russian fighter jets began launching airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate following the collapse of ceasefire talks with Turkey.
According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the ceasefire talks collapsed after Turkey demanded the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) withdraw from all the areas they captured in northwestern Hama.
The Russian military reportedly rejected Turkey’s demands and restarted their aerial campaign over the Idlib Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) had already launched airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday, but the Russian military had only carried out limited attacks due to their ceasefire talks with Turkey.
The source added that the Syrian Army has yet to receive the green light to resume their ground offensive against the jihadist forces in northwestern Hama.