BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a massive attack across northern Syria, today, targeting several sites under the control of the jihadist rebels.
Led by their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force repeatedly bombed the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party along the Turkey-Idlib border this afternoon.
According to a military source in northern Hama, the Russian Air Force specifically bombed the jihadist positions inside the Jisr Al-Shughour District.
Jisr Al-Shughour has been under the control of the jihadist rebels since the Summer of 2015 when they launched an offensive to capture the district and the nearby Al-Ghaab Plain.
These Russian airstrikes come just a day after the Turkish military began patrolling the demilitarized zone inside the Idlib and Hama governorates.