Russian navy aircraft carrier group led by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” and the heavy nuclear missile cruiser “Peter the Great” are preparing a wide-scale attack against jihadi groups in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Gazeta.ru news site.
It also reported that the attack – believed to be carried out soon – will target the jihadi militants on the outskirts of the city, but not on the residual areas.
The attack will use sophisticated weapons including “Caliber” cruise missiles.
To this goal, Russian intelligence is now gathering information about the jihadists whereabouts, supply lines, bases and weapons depots. Russian forces deployed in Syria have also reportedly increased the use of UAVs as well as satellites over rebel-control areas during the recent weeks.
Russia has recurrently hit militants positions in Aleppo and Idlib from the Kaspian sea. However, the upcoming massive attack won’t have any opportunity to resume Aleppo offensive, a source told Gazeta.ru.