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SEPTEMBER 2020

Russian Aerospace Forces Pound Terrorists’ Bases in Aleppo Countryside

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Several combat sorties, aimed against positions of the Jaish al-Fatah coalition, have been carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Russian Aerospace Forces Pound Terrorists' Bases in Aleppo Countryside

Photo: Sputnik / Andrei Aleksandrov

The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out several combat sorties, targeting positions of the Jaish al-Fatah terrorist groups’ coalition in western and southern Aleppo. As a result, militants suffered heavy losses.

On Thursday night, a squadron of Russian fighter jets took off from the Hmeymim airbase, located in southern Latakia, and carried out several airstrikes on positions of terrorists, stationed in western and southern Aleppo countryside.

Terrorists’ defense lines in Rashideen 4 suburb, Al-Mansour, Dahret ‘Izza and Khan al-Assal, located to the south and west of Aleppo city, were specifically targeted by the Russian Aerospace Forces. Russian aircraft also hit a number of Jaish al-Fatah positions, deployed along the main road from Idlib city to Khan Tuman village in the southern part of the province. As a result, terrorists suffered heavy losses.

On Thursday, activists of social networks reported that 60 airstrikes were carried out by Syrian and Russian fighter jets on positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the southern parts of al-Bab city, located in the northeast of Aleppo, as well as a large number of people lost their lives in Turkish airstrikes.

IS concentration centers in the villages of Tadaf, Arran and al-Baira in Aleppo were also pounded by the Syrian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Forces. As a result, terrorists suffered heavy losses.

According to reports, the Turkish Army and its allies also launched several artillery attacks and carried out airstrikes on al-Bab city, as well as on Baza’a and Tadaf towns in northeastern Aleppo, killing nine civilians and wounding 57 others.

The development came after warplanes and helicopters of the Syrian Air Force carried out several rounds of airstrikes on IS bases and gatherings to the south of al-Bab city on Wednesday, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Fars news agency reported, citing an unnamed military source, that the Syrian Armed Forces are going to start a large-scale operation against the IS in eastern Aleppo in coming days. According to reports, about 6,000 Syrian servicemen have been deployed near the Kuweires airbase; they are currently waiting for a Damascus’ order to start the operation in the two key regions of al-Bab and Deir Hafer in Aleppo.

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