An airstrike destroyed a headquarters of the Free Idlib Army and killed at least 21 terrorists, including battlefield commanders.
Leaders of the Free Idlib Army, a new pro-US coalition in Syria, were killed by an airstrike in the Syrian province of Idlib.
According to Syrian media, the intelligence revealed an exact place of the meeting of leaders of the new coalition, which was targeted and destroyed by fighter jets. As result, the headquarters of the Free Idlib Army in Idlib province was blown up and 21 terrorists, including battlefield commanders, were killed.
It is not known exactly, who carried out the airstrike. Some media reported that it was an operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces; others claim that the Syrian Air Force destroyed the command center. There also is an opinion that it was a joint operation of Russian and Syrian military.
Meanwhile, a cave, where terrorists of the Liwa Fursan al-Haqq group were positioned, was struck by Russian aircraft in the vicinity of Taybat Al-Imam in northern Hama, where the ‘moderate’ Jaish Al-Izza and the Free Idlib Army fight along the Jund Al-Aqsa Qaeda affiliate. All killed fighters were from the town of Kafr Nabal in Idlib province.
US intelligence agencies have created a new jihadist coalition, the Free Idlib Army, in the province in order to oppose the government forces. According to Arab sources, the group consists of three armed subgroups of the Free Syrian Army: the Northern Division, the 13th Division and the Suqour al-Sham Brigade.
The new coalition is aimed to unite the largest possible number of groups and to open a new front against the Syrian Army. According to opposition media, the commander of the Free Idlib Army is a deserter, a former captain of the Syrian Army, Hassan Haja Ali.