The number of airstrikes carried out by the Russian Air Force from Hmeimim Airbase in Jableh in Lattakia province has been doubled.
The Russian warplanes have doubled their attacks across Syria in the last three weeks to slow down ISIS and al-Nusra Front’s growing military-logistical movements in battlefields, military sources reported.
“The number of airstrikes carried out by the Russian Air Force from Hmeimim Airbase in Jableh in Lattakia province has been doubled and has reached to the pre-ceasefire number in the last three weeks due to the increase in ground activity of the ISIL and al-Nusra Front,” the sources said.
on Saturday, a report said that the Syrian and Russian fighter jets conducted 40 combat sorties, targeted jointly the strongholds of al-Nusra Front in the Northeastern part of the coastal province of Lattakia, killing several terrorists on the spot.
Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.
Citing unnamed officials, The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the CIA and its regional partners are developing Plan B in Syria including delivery of MANPADS to so-called moderate rebels, although the CIA didn’t comment on that.