Russian warplanes carried out early on September 13 a new wave of airstrikes on militants’ positions in the southern Idlib countryside.
The airstrikes reportedly targeted several positions in the vicinity of the towns of Deir Sunbul and Shnan, both located in Jabal Zawiya mountain chain.
These airstrikes were seen by many local observers as a sign that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is planning to resume its ground operation in Greater Idlib. The army had resumed its artillery strikes along the frontlines.
Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and its allies violated the ceasefire in Greater Idlib on several occasions by attempting to attack Syrian and Russian bases. This hostile behavior could put an end to the ceasefire soon.