BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a heavy attack on the militant positions in northern Hama after the latter fired several artillery shells and rockets towards the Christian town of Al-Sqaylabiyeh.
Russian jets reportedly began their barrage of airstrikes over the Jaysh Al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and Al-Latamnah, destroying the militant group’s missile launchers and punishing them with strikes on their bases and hideouts.
The Russian Air Force would then expand their attack to the southwestern countryside of the Idlib, where their jets pounded Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions between the towns of Khan Sheikhoun and Kafr Nabl.
Since the collapse of ceasefire talks between Turkey and Russia, the latter has intensified their strikes against the jihadist forces in a bid to weaken their resolve.
A source from the Syrian military told Al-Masdar earlier this week that the army and their Russian counterparts have reentered talks about a new operation along the Hama-Idlib axis.
The Syrian military had previous plans to capture the town of Al-Hobeit; however, that was put on hold after the Russian Armed Forces entered a new round of talks with Turkey.