BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several airstrikes over northern Hama and southern Idlib last night, targeting several bases and depots belonging to the Islamist rebels.
According to a military source in Damascus city, the Russian Aerospace Forces repeatedly struck the Islamist rebel positions inside the towns of Khan Sheikhoun, Kafr Zita, Al-Lataminah, Zakat, and Al-Salihiyah.
The Russian Aerospace Forces would launch these airstrikes all night, despite the large presence of the Turkish troops in northern Hama and southern Idlib.
These airstrikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces marked the first time in several days that they have attacked the Islamist rebels this part of the country.
The Russians previously avoided launching airstrikes over this part of the country due to the recent Astana peace agreement; however, due to the recent attacks by the Islamist rebels, the Russians have resumed their airstrikes over northern Hama and southern Idlib.