BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out its first airstrikes over the key city of Al-Bab on Sunday, marking the first time during this war that their aircraft have directly aided the Turkish Army.

According to a military source at the Kuweires Airport, a group of Russian Su-24 and Su-34 fighters jets carried out airstrikes over Al-Bab in east Aleppo, resulting in the destruction of several mechanisms that belonged to the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS).

Despite Russian air assistance on Sunday, the Turkish Army was unable to maintain control over the Al-Farouq Hospital and Jabal Al-Aqil after the Islamic State terrorists scored a direct hit with their VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive device).

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The Russian and Turkish governments are currently on good terms for the first time in nearly a year, putting an end to the differences they had over the downing of the Su-24 fighter jet in northern Latakia last year.

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    • It is always good to see good coexistence between states fighting together against a common good. I hope it lasts and improves for the sake of Syria and all its allies without further stabbing in the back of part of Turkey.

    • Yes. But even if Ru MFA called Gollum about it saying they couldn’t tolerate, Gollum recently said Euphrates Shit was here to overthrow Syrian govt…
      AKP is nothing else than a MB offshoot and well, it’s more than dubious, except than for some computing, that VKS has to act on the Turkish behalf : THK has more than what they need if they want to do anti-Daesh strikes…
      Now, you also have :
      “Turkish Army was unable to maintain control over the Al-Farouq Hospital”
      => Pretty ineffective if it was dedicated to support Turkish forces, isn’t it?
      On the other side, Buk system has been deployed at Kuwayris, so…
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0oBBCtVEAAWEPy.jpg
      Air support for TSK or preparing SAA actions? And this is certain that Buk is a SERIOUS threat for F-16 and even more for F-4 : 95% of hit against aircraft… (Buk is also the Kuznetsov main SAM asset : 192 onboard, they fly @11,000 km/h!).
      Now, maybe Dr.Putin has prescribed benzodiazepine and psychotherapy to Erdogan as this one seems to not have said anything stupid for several weeks while usually, you didn’t had to wait +48 hours until he babbled another crazy thing… Now, Dr.Vlad maybe has used behaviourist psychiatric techniques and made Gollum realise how, by going on like this, his country was fucking doomed?
      What we have now with his Euphrates Shit ops is exactly what everybody warned him about : looks like stuck in a quagmire. Hard to say what will happen, maybe it won’t begin but Gollum’s actions have simply set the stage up for a superb ig league SHTF case into Turkey : he may do anything to muzzle medias, you have all pawns and pieces placed, you just need to light a match and… I’m gonna be frank with you : I can’t tell if Putin is into saving Erdogan’s ass or leading him to his doom, thus as AKP is a Brotherhood offshoot and as Turkey is behind many troubles in Caucasus, Central Asia and supported the fascist coup in Ukraine, mhhhh…

      Now I’ve got some good news for you : IranAir won’t have only new Boeings! Look at this brand new A-321 being tested @Airbus facilities :
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0ojiGyXEAAWmf7.jpg
      While Total-oil will drill offshore rigs for the undersea gas field in the Gulf. Well, westerners seems to like to deal with Rohani 😉 What is interesting is that the field is common to… Qatar and as things are going, this means that EU -especially France- would not be happy with KSA/Qatar proxies taking over Syria and building their pipeline to Turkey. Add to this that recently EU gained full access to OPAL pipeline to Gazprom. Add the weapon export sanctions to KSA due to Yemen, it’s not without reasons that I’m very dubious about some who are alleging EU big nations (but UK) siding with Qaeda or ISIS.

      • You could say that EU countries will not be happy or you could say that just now, given that the Syrian project failed, coupled with Killary Clinton losing the US election, coupled with The final and secure burial of Nabucco Pipeline project, the F.UK.US clan is starting to realize their money was on the wrong horse, and are now trying to retrieve their money to bet it to another horse, all the while trying to save face. But that does not deny, nor wipe the fact that for 5 years up to the liberation of Aleppo they put all their money into the Saudi-Turko-Qatary-Jordantezian “Moderate Terrorist horse”. But you dont stop the inertia of 5 years accelerating in the wrong direction in one month and so you will pay a price.Apologetic or negationist bullshit will only make Russ Iran Syria, the ones who decide the price, have a good laugh the FUKUS clan expense.

    • Interesting but with the goal of having Gollum cutting the supplies to Idlib, it may not be the best moment to do so… Taking vehicles out doesn’t really influences urban warfare while, if SAA moves south of al-Bab, they may be bigger trouble makers…

      • When Ashton Carter and his mates at the Pentagon found out that Russian Planes had assisted Turkish Forces at al Bab , I would think that all the US warmongers choked on their Kellogs Cornflakes at breakfast.