Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out late on December 5 no less than 14 airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the southern Idlib countryside.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the airstrikes targeted the towns of Kafr Nabl, Hass, Hesh and Sahal.
Opposition activists released videos showing some of the airstrikes, which targeted the outskirt of Hass. The town is controlled by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
Earlier on December 5, the southeastern Idlib countryside witnessed heavy clashes between HTS and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Army units attempted to advance towards the town of Umm Jalal. However, they were pushed back.
Despite the repeated provocations of HTS and its allies, the army’s operations are still limited to small ground attacks. A strategy that has failed to deter terrorist groups in the region.