Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out on December 12 several airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the southern Idlib countryside.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Russian warplanes struck several positions in the vicinity of the towns of Jarjanaz and Umm al-Tinnah.
“There are no information about any human losses,” the monitoring group’s report reads.
Opposition activists shared a video showing some of the Russian airstrikes which targeted the outskirt of Jarjanaz. Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) captured the town from Turkish-backed militants earlier this year.
The Russian airstrikes were likely a response to the HTS recent attack in southeast Idlib. The terrorist group captured a key position in the region from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) a day earlier.
The lack of any decisive action by the SAA will likely encourage HTS to step up its attacks in southern Idlib in upcoming few days. Turkey, which established twelve posts in Greater Idlib, is quietly observing these provocations.