Russian warplanes carried out on October 20 a series of heavy airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the Greater Idlib region.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the airstrikes targeted the towns of Maarzita, Fatterah, Kafr Sijnah, Kafr Nabl, Sheikh Dames and Ameriyeh in the southern Idlib countryside as well as the key town of Kabani in northern Lattakia.
“Four militants of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) were killed today’s morning, when Russian warplanes bombed their gathering on the axis of the town of Kafr Sijnah,” the UK-based monitoring group’s report reads.
A day earlier, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted more than 35 airstrikes on terrorists’ positions throughout Greater Idlib. The SOHR said that the airstrikes killed nine terrorists, including three field commanders of al-Qaeda-affiliated HTS.
These intense Russian airstrikes indicate that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) could be preparing a new ground operation against HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib.