Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out more than 108 airstrikes on Greater Idlib in the last 24 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 20.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the Russian and Syrian airstrikes targeted more than 20 villages and towns in the northern and northwestern Hama countryside, as well as in the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib.
Step News, a pro-opposition outlet in Idlib, released two videos showing Su-22M4, Mig-23BN and L-39 warplanes of the SyAAF and a Su-35 warplane of the Russian Aerospace Forces carrying out airstrikes on northern Hama and southern Idlib.
A day earlier, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the SyAAF stepped up their aerial operations over Greater Idlib and targeted the outskirt of the governorate’s city center for the first time in three months.
These intense airstrikes indicate that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) may be planning to resume its ground operations in northern Hama and southern Idlib in the upcoming few days.