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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:40 P.M.) – This evening, Russia unleashed its fiercest bombardment on northern Hama as airstrikes completely obliterated a number of rebel-held positions in the towns of Souran, Taibat Al-Imam, Halfaya and Lataminah.

A military source told Al-Masdar News that the air raids were conducted by a total of five Russian warplanes and two choppers that continuously returned to pound the Islamist strongholds with barely minutes in-between.

At least 50 Russian sorties were conducted beginning on Saturday morning, utilizing what appears to be a previously unused type of bomb, causing massive destruction in its wake.

The Russian bombardment is supposedly retalition for a massacre commited by an unknown rebel faction that killed over 75 Shi’ite civilians whom were in the process of being evacuated from Fuah, a government enclave on the outskirts of Idlib city.

Souran, Halfaya and Taibat Al-Imam are expected to be the target of an upcoming Syrian Arab Army (SAA) ground offensive. Notably, Latamineh witnessed the most intense bombardment today; this town has long served as a gathering point for jihadist fighters to launch attacks on government-held areas of Hama province.

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It appears that Russia is rather pissed off with the duplicitous games of the US/NATO /Turkish sponsors of terror. I hope we see many more attacks with even greater destructive power. Even a FOAB or two used on the Turkish terror command bunkers.

This war needs to be bought to a successful conclusion in the fight against US sponsored terror.

The murder of the Shia civilians leaving occupied Idlib will forever be a bloody stain on the US for her years of support for the ‘moderate terrorists’.

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A worse stain than mai lai or hiroshima or dresden or tokyo or the cleansing of the indians in the 1800’s?

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You seem to charge everything on the US 1st and Turkey 2nd while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd to be responsible of all this mess are definitively Qatar, KSA then Turkey. You also understate UK’s interaction which’s as serious as the US one , hey, the US Tomahawk strike came after a White Helmet bias and WH is an UK creation… Tony Blair, get out of Theresa May’s body! And I wouldn’t be too surprised it’s more made on Saudi/Qatari money than anything else NATO sponsoring? Where are they? NATO’s already on budget! Countries are supposed to put 2% of… Read more »
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@ Daeshbag,
As an example, Bulgaria IS involved in aiding terrorists, which the UN regards as illegal by the way.
Bulgaria make many munitions for old Soviet era weapons and amazingly they find their way via Turkey to the head choppers in Syria that are armed with these weapons sold from ex Warsaw Pact countries and of course Libya.

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“NATO ain’t a political entity.”

God you’re naive.

blitz
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FINALLY shaking up their tactics.

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this is the kind of iron fisted measures saa and russia need to be doing 24/7 on all towns infested with these pigs to make example of them ,but why does it take the deaths of innocent ppl before they commit to this revenge? when is syria and russia gonna wake up and realise they need to stop talking and start pounding? love to have this happen to yanki fucks in syria

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“utilizing what appears to be a previously unused type of bomb, causing massive destruction in its wake”
=> Simply thermobarics, not the size of MOAB/FOAB but something already serious, probably the 500kg one

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yeah, amazing that Russia STILL has not shed the silk gloves.

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I wanna know what’s the name of these new bombs 😛

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They are called Bombs my brother the type and name are less important

Gardenia
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Excellent work by Russia. Terrorists should be wiped out from Syria with full force. Salut to Russia

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5 planes is not much.

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https://twitter.com/IvanSidorenko1/status/853363295709011968
according to this many more planes involved

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Todas las ofensivas debe tener la misma intensidad o quizá de mayor alcance y precisión para acabar con los terroristas.

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Does anyone notice well cooked birds fell out of sky. What a waste no one pick up the free meal while it still hot.