BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces resumed their airstrikes over the Hama-Idlib axis, targeting several areas under the control of the militant forces in northwestern Syria.
According to a field report from nearby Hama, the Syrian and Russian air forces heavily targeted the Jabal Shashabo region of southwest Idlib, hitting several sites belonging to the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.
The Syrian and Russian air forces have been heavily targeting Jabal Shahabo in order to weaken the militant resolve just north of the recently captured town of Qal’at Al-Madiq.
For the Syrian military, both Qal’at Al-Madiq and Kafr Naboudeh are not yet secure due to the militant forces possessing the high ground near these two towns.
The Syrian military needs to capture at least the southern slope of Jabal Shashabo in order to secure Qal’at Al-Madiq. In addition to this, the Syrian military will also need to capture nearby Tal Sakher in order to secure Kafr Naboudeh.