BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate last night, marking the first time in several weeks that they have targeted this province in northwestern Syria.
Led by an air squadron from the Hmeimim Airport in Latakia, the Russian jets repeatedly struck the jihadist positions last night in the Jisr Al-Shughour District of Idlib.
According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force specifically targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party west of Jisr Al-Shughour city.
These airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate were mostly carried out by the Russian Air Force, with some participation from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF), the source added.
The reason for the airstrikes is still unknown at this time because neither the Syrian nor Russian forces have commented on the attack.
Despite the absence of a statement, the Russian Air Force typically carries out airstrikes over this region when they have information about a major movement from the jihadist rebels.
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