On July 28, a new wave of Russian airstrikes targeted militants’ positions in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a total of seven airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Duwayr al-Akrad in the northwestern Hama countryside as well as hills surrounding the town of Kabani in the northern Lattakia countryside.
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A day earlier, at least 18 Russian airstrikes targeted Greater Idlib. Ten airstrikes hit the town of Kansafra and al-Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib and eight others targeted positions in Duwayr al-Akrad and the town of Sirmaniyah in the northwestern Hama countryside.
Recently, the Russian Aerospace Forces have stepped up its combat operations against militants in Greater Idlib. The measure came in response to the militants’ repeated violations of the ceasefire in the region, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey last year.
Led by the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the militants shell government-held towns and are targeting Syrian military posts and personnel on a daily basis.
Turkey, a guarantor of the ceasefire agreement in Greater Idlib, is doing nothing whatsoever to stop these violations. As a result, the ceasefire may collapse soon.
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