The Russian Defense Ministry has released a series of videos showing airstrikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces on militants in the Syrian province of Idlib.
Units and infrastructure of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) were the main target of the effort.
General Igor Konashenkov, spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, commented reports that the Russian Aerospace Forces bomb civilian targets saying that “the Russian Air Force does not strike populated areas in the Syrian Arab Republic.”
He added that statements of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) are “sourced to anonymous ‘eyewitnesses’ or ‘volunteers,’ are traditionally unsubstantiated and serve as an ‘informational cover’ for the activity of Al Nusra [Hayat Tahrir al-Sham] militants and affiliated warring factions.”
Earlier the SOHR said that 27 civilians were killed and 57 others were injured as a result of the Russian airstrikes in the past few days.
Airstrikes hit a militant HQ in Idlib:
Airstrikes hit rocket launhers:
Airstrikes hit a car bombs production plant:
Airstrikes hit units of military equipment: