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Russian Warplanes Pound Terrorist-Infested Hills In Northern Lattakia (Photos)

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Russian Warplanes Pound Terrorist-Infested Hills In Northern Lattakia (Photos)

A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

On February 26, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the militant-held part of the northern Lattakia countryside.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the airstrikes targeted several hilltops surrounding the town of Kabani.

Russian Warplanes Pound Terrorist-Infested Hills In Northern Lattakia (Photos)

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Russian Warplanes Pound Terrorist-Infested Hills In Northern Lattakia (Photos)

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Kabani is a stronghold of a number of terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkistan Islamic Party and Ajnad al-Kavkaz. Over the last three years, the terrorists launched dozens of attacks with drones and rockets on the Syrian coast from the town and its surroundings.

“There is no information on casualties yet,” the SOHR said in its report.

This was the third wave of Russian airstrikes to hit Kabani and the seventh on the northwestern region of Greater Idlib since the state of the year.

Earlier this week, Russian warplanes carried out a number of airstrikes on militants’ posts in the outskirts of town of al-Bara in the southern countryside of Idlib.

Over the last few days, the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria recorded dozens of ceasefire violations by militants in Greater Idlib. The militants even attacked a humanitarian crossing where Russian service members were present.

The recent Russian airstrikes on Greater Idlib inflicted some serious losses on the militants. Yet, the militants continue to carry out more provocations.

The video below shows the recent Russian strikes on targets near Kabani:

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