BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) recent success in northern Hama can be attributed to the return of the Russian Air Force’s presence above the skies of this province.
Flying out of the Hmaymim Military Airbase in the Latakia Governorate city of Jableh, the Russian Air Force conducted several airstrikes in the northern Hama countryside on Wednesday, killing and wounding several jihadist combatants.
According to opposition activists, the Russian Air Force conducted over 110 airstrikes in the northern Hama countryside on Wednesday; this paved the way for the Syrian Arab Army to recover several important points north of the provincial capital.
Not only did they help the Syrian Armed Forces advance in northern Hama on Wednesday, but the Russian airstrikes also helped repel the jihadist rebel counter-offensive to recapture Point 50 north of Qomhana.
With the Russian Air Force launching airstrikes above northern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army has once again regained the initiative in the province, allowing them to recover the territory they lost to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.