BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – Several Russian spy planes were seen above the skies of the Idlib province, today, as they continue to conduct surveillance flights across northwest Syria.
According to a military source in the Hama province, Russian IL-20 spy planes were seen above the skies of Idlib, where they repeatedly flew over the jihadist rebel positions.
Among the places that were mostly observed by the Russian Air Force was the Jisr Al-Shughour District of Idlib, which has the highest concentration of jihadists in all of Syria.
In particular, the jihadists that are most active in the Jisr Al-Shughour District are from groups like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).
The Russian spy planes were reportedly capturing images of the jihadist bases and their movements around the Idlib province.
These images are often passed to the Syrian military, who later carry out artillery and missile strikes on these jihadist installations.