BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Russian Aerospace Forces conducted an airstrike on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham positions and infrastructure in Hama Province, Tuesday, helping to repel an offensive against Syrian government troops in which 29 Russian military police personnel were surrounded. The Russian Ministry of Defence released the footage on Wednesday.
Two Sukhoi Su-25 jets were used to attack the armoured targets of militants from the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group at extremely low altitudes. The Russian unit was successfully rescued.
On Tuesday militants launched an offensive on Syrian goverment forces in northern Hama countryside, in a designated de-escalation zone which covers Idlib governorate.
Head of the Main Operational Department of Russian General Staff Sergei Rudskoi has said the offensive was instigated by US security services.