Russian and Syrian warplanes carried out more than 100 airstrikes on terrorist positions in northwestern Syria over the past 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on May 2.
According to the pro-opposition monitoring group, the airstrikes covered more than 30 villages and towns, mainly in the southern Idlib countryside and the northern Hama countryside.
Earlier, terrorists stationed in the demilitarized zone around Idlib launched 35 rockets at the Russian Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast killing a civilian and injuring many others. Civilian areas in northern Hama and in the city of Aleppo were also shelled.
The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) resumed their aerial operations over Idlib last week in response to a series of attacks on the Hmeimim airbase.
Syrian pro-government sources are claiming that these airstrikes are a part of the ongoing perpetrations for a large-scale military operation around Idlib. However, local observers believe that the Russia is still committed to the demilitarized zone agreement with Turkey.