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Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Underground Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos)

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Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Underground Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos)

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

On October 23, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are active.

The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kansafra and al-Bara in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Footage of the airstrikes shared by Syrian activists indicate that underground positions were hit. The positions were likely built by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and its allies.

As the Russian airstrikes were taking place, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery pounded the town of Ma’arat Misrin in the eastern Idlib countryside and the town of Darat Izza in the western countryside of Aleppo.

The Russian and Syrian strikes were likely a response to recent violations of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago.

On October 20 and 21, HTS and its allies, namely the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation, shelled government-held areas around Greater Idlib with dozens of artillery rounds, mortars and rockets. On October 22, the terrorists targeted a heavy machine gun and a bulldozer of the SAA with anti-tank guided missiles.

According to recent reports, the SAA and its allies may soon launch a large-scale ground operation in Greater Idlib to reinforce the ceasefire and reopen the Lattakia-Aleppo highway, known as the M4.

Turkey, which maintains a large force in Greater Idlib, appears to be determined to confront any move by the SAA and its allies. The Turkish military deployed large reinforcements and set up two new positions in the region in the last few weeks. More recently, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Syrian troops with “heavy weapons”.

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Olderanio

Looks like Russia takes Syria as weapons training ground, nothing more.

SevenUps

Since 2015 RuAF have systematically smashed NATO and Gulf sponsored Islamist terrorist factions in armed insurrection against Syrian state. So what did you achieve in that period of comparative significance?

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Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Its a lot more.
130,000 dead CIAisis terrorists attest to that fact.

Icarus Tanović

250.000. Attest. May they rest in… P I E C E S

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Condolences to the fallen wahabimossad and CIAisis operators.
May they rest in pieces…

4thMechanizedDivision

Ka-Boom. And another one bites the dust.

Icarus Tanović

Lets Napalm them, fuck ’em. Weapon of horror and terror.

Icarus Tanović

We cant fuck ’em I am bottom. I like weapons of sperm.

Icarus Tanović

Yes, we know that you do, because you’re Zionistic faggot. And sallow imitator. Now, go and figure out what I just told you, Christina.

Icarus Tanović

Somebody has stolen my account. You know that you are gay Chris Gr.

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