A headquarters of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) located in the town of Shnan in southern Idlib was wiped out on November 22 as a result of several Russian airstrikes, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“There is still no information about any human losses,” the monitoring group’s report reads.
Russian warplanes and Syrian attack helicopters also targeted the towns of Hizareen, Kafr Nabl, Farja, Rakaya Sijneh, Ma’aret Hurmah, al-Naqeer and Fatterah in the southern Idlib countryside.
The NFL joined the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) earlier this year. The group is now actively participating in Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria.
This growing cooperation with Turkey has apparently encouraged the NFL to step up its attacks on government forces and civilian areas around Idlib. Ankara is yet to take any action to stop the group’s hostile acts.