Russian warplanes destroyed on August 7 two militant early warning posts in the northern Hama countryside, known as the 20th post and the Eagle post.
Early warning posts, usually stationed in plain sights, are tasked with monitoring flights of Russian and Syrian warplanes. The posts, some of which are linked with the White Helmet, warn militants throughout Greater Idlib fromof possible airstrikes on their positions.
Opposition activists acknowledged that four militants, including two commanders known as Abu Jalbib and Abdo al-Nasan, were killed in the Russian airstrikes on the early warning posts.
In the last 24 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the villages of al-Zaka and al-Arbaeen in northern Hama with direct support from the Russian Aerospace Forces.
The SAA will likely advance further in northern Hama in the upcoming few hours. Heavy Russian and Syrian airstrikes are already pounding militants’ positions in the key towns of Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah.