BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – For the first time this year, the Russian Air Force used their attack choppers to strike the rebels in northwestern Syria.

Based on footage obtained by the pro-opposition STEP News Agency, the Russian Air Force appears to use their Mi-28 choppers, which is most commonly used by the latter inside Syria.

Per the video above, the Russian Air Force was targeting the town of Al-Latamnah in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

Al-Latamnah is considered Jaysh Al-Izza’s primary stronghold in northern Hama; it is often the target of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) missiles and artillery shells.

Since the start of March, the Russian Air Force has carried out several attacks against Jaysh Al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in both the Hama and Idlib governorates.

These daily airstrikes by the Russian Air Force come at the same time the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) builds up their forces around the demilitarized zone.

The Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch a large-scale operation that will target all of the rebel-held areas inside the demilitarized zone in the Hama and Idlib governorates.

The demilitarized zone referenced above was created by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their September 17, 2018 meeting in Sochi.

Share this article:
  • 430
ALSO READ  Russian warship returns to home port after Syria mission (video)

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.


1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Daeshbags-Sux Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Seems that in Erdogon’s head, “demilitarised” means filled with terrorists…