The Russian Air Force is rapidly increasing their traffic at the Humaymim Airbase in Jableh (Latakia Governorate) to the pre-ceasefire numbers that constituted for the majority of sorties carried out in Syria.
According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus, the number of airstrikes carried out by the Russian Air Force has doubled in the last three weeks due to the increase in ground activity by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) militants.
In addition, local sources inside the coastal city of Jableh report heavy congestion along the main airfields at the Humaymim Airbase, as Russian air assets flock to the runways in order to carry out attacks against the terrorist groups.
Another reason for the increase in air activity is the crumbling nationwide ceasefire that appears to be on the brink of failure after the poor results from the Geneva Peace Talks last week.
On Sunday morning, the extremist rebels reneged on the ceasefire agreement in Aleppo City and launched a major assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses at the Al-Rashiddeen District and Al-Assad Neighborhood.