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.
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.