BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Russian warplanes are committing to major bombardment operations over the skies of northeastern Hama province in support of an ongoing offensive by pro-government forces throughout the region.
According to military-affiliated sources, Russian airpower is currently unleashing thermobaric bombs against Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda) militants embedded in the settlements al-Masloukhiyyeh and al-Samaqiyyeh.
Russian warplanes are stepping up the scale of their attacks – resorting to the use of fuel-air mixture ordinance – as Syrian Arab Army-led forces advance on the ground.
So far pro-government forces have liberated five towns and villages in northeast Hama since commencing their offensive operation just under a week ago.
Earlier it was reported that one of the most elite pro-government paramilitary formations has now been committed to the ongoing battle against Al-Qaeda-linked militants throughout northeast Hama in turn demonstrating that the scope of the Syrian Army operation continues to expand.