BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive attack on the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this morning.
The Russian jets began their attack by launching several airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District, targeting the areas controlled by the foreign jihadists along the Turkish border.
According to a military report from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Aerospace Forces specifically struck the jihadist rebels at the border-towns of Al-Najiyah and Bdama, which are located in the western part of the Jisr Al-Shughour District.
In addition to launching airstrikes, the Russian military fired several ballistic missiles towards the Jisr Al-Shughour District and northern part of the Al-Ghaab Plain.
The Russian military conducted these strikes in retaliation for the jihadist attacks on the Hmeymim Airbase in southwest Latakia.
The jihadist rebels are believed to be behind the three armed drone attacks that have targeted the Russian military’s Hmeymim Airbase.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Russian military has accused the Uzbek and Turkestani jihadists of carrying out these armed drone attacks.
The Russian military has managed to repel all of these armed drone attacks, despite the prevalence of these strikes by this unknown group in the Latakia Governorate.