In the morning of April 27, several attack helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces struck positions, vehicles and gatherings of terrorists in the vicinity of the towns of al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita in the northern Hama countryside.
The pro-opposition Step News Agency released a video showing some of the airstrikes carried by Russian attack helicopters. However, the video doesn’t reveal the type of the helicopters.
Dozens of Russian attack helicopters of different types are deployed in Syria, including a porotype of the advanced Mi-28NM Night Hunter. Last month, the helicopter targeted terrorist positions in northern Hama as a part of a live fire test.
Russian warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the southern Idlib countryside and the northern Hama countryside a day earlier. The airstrikes were a response to a rocket attack at the Hmeimim airbase on the Syrian coast.
The new helicopters’ attack was likely aimed at deterring the terrorists and preventing them from launching any new attacks on Syrian and Russian forces.