The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) may very well have obstructed a pending Islamist offensive in northern Hama upon receiving information of Jaysh al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) mobilizing for imminent attacks on nearby Syrian government soldiers.

A trusted military source informed Al-Masdar News on Friday evening that a series of pinpoint SyAAF air raids throughout the day had destroyed at least 3 tanks, 5 armored vehicles and killed numerous insurgents mobilizing in the region.

Utilizing intelligence reports and drone surveillance, Syrian jets specifically struck militants at Taibat al-Imam, Morek, Wadi al-Anz, al-Nassiryah hill and al-Buwaydah.

In several cases, Islamist fighters were seen mobilizing in broad daylight, reducing them to sitting ducks for Syrian warplanes. Today’s success rate in regards of destruction of armored rebel vehicles can be regarded as unprecedented.

The most recent frontline shift in Hama occurred when the Syrian Arab Army captured Souran town on October 28 after rolling back a series of rebel gains in the region.

While the SyAAF is focused primarily over Damascus and northern Hama, the Russian Airforce is meanwhile diverting much of its aerial resources on attacking hardline Islamist groups in western Aleppo, the Palmyra outskirts and Deir Ezzor.

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In fact, assembling in broad daylight doesn’t makes ’em more sitting ducks than at night for air forces as there are things named FLIR A.K.A IRST that makes pilots not give a f**k if it’s day or night. In fact, even by day, you’re more comfortable looking for targets with it than with your eyes as from several km high, a camo object isn’t easy to see while tracking heat sources… Now drones may be efficient for recon but on a battlefield, they’re not the best thing to rely on to locate tanks, APCs et : better rely on electromagnetic… Read more »