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Russian Warplanes Destroy Militant Convoy In Eastern Idlib

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Russian Warplanes Destroy Militant Convoy In Eastern Idlib

2712070 10/04/2015 Russian servicemen attach a Kh-25 high-precision missile to a Su-24 aircraft at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti

The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed a large convoy of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the eastern part of the governroate of Idlib.

Al-Masdar News, a pro-government blog, said that Russian warplanes targeted the terrorist group’s convoy while it was departing Taftanaz airbase in the afternoon of July 27.

“The Russian Aerospace Forces reportedly carried out several more strikes around the Taftanaz Airbase before shifting their attention to the northwestern region of the Hama Governorate,” the blog’s report reads.

Syria opposition activists confirmed that several Russian airstrikes had targeted Taftanaz airbase and its surroundings. However, they didn’t provide any information on HTS’ losses, as usual.

A day earlier, a Russian airstrike on a headquarters of the National Front for Liberation (NFL) in the town of Tahtaya in southern Idlib killed 12 militants and injured 15 others. The Turkish-backed coalition is a close ally of HTS.

The intense Russian and Syrian airstrikes on Greater Idlib indicate that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) maybe preparing to resume its ground operations in the region.

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