BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – Earlier this week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Hmaymim Military Airport to announce withdrawal of his forces from Syria after a successful mission.
However, it does not appear that the Russian forces are finished fighting terrorists in Syria, as their fighter jets hammered away at Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
According to a military report from the Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force carried out several airstrikes above the key town of Abu Dali, today, scoring a number of direct hits on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions.
Video footage of these airstrikes were released by pro-militant media on Thursday; the video shows the Russian Air Force bombing the town of Abu Dali:
The Russian Air Force is attempting to weaken Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s resolve in southern Idlib to pave the way for the Syrian Army retake the key town of Abu Dali.