Russian warplanes carried out on January 3 a series of airstrikes on militants’ positions in the northwestern part of Greater Idlib, despite bad weather conditions affecting the region.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Russian airstrikes targeted the town of Maraand in the northwestern Idlib countryside as well as the Kurd mount in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
According to photos released by opposition activists, the airstrikes were carried out by Russian Su-35 warplanes. The activists also shared a video showing one of the airstrikes which targeted the outskirt of Maraand.
In the last two weeks, bad weather conditions affecting Greater Idlib and the coast grounded the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces. The absence of air support has forced the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to halt its operations in southeast Idlib.
Last month, the army captured more than 40 towns and villages in the region under the cover of the SyAAF and the Aerospace Forces.
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