BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 A.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces have unleashed a massive assault along the Hama-Idlib axis this evening, targeting many areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-Izza.
According to a source in northern Hama, the Syrian and Russian air force targeted the region of the Hama-Idlib axis between the towns of Khan Sheikhoun (Idlib) and the large hilltop of Tal Al Malah (northwestern Hama).
The source added tonight’s attack were some of the heaviest strikes launched by the Syrian and Russian air forces this month.
On Thursday, the Russian Air Force had heavily targeted the jihadist stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun, hitting several sites belonging to both Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.
At the same time as the Russian strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Air Force reportedly struck the Turkestan Islamic Party’s (TIP) positions in the Al-Ghaab Plain region of the Idlib Governorate.
Both the Russian and Syrian air forces have recently stepped up their strikes in response to the jihadist offensive at Al-Qasabiyah.