In the morning of April 3, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on terrorist positions in the southern Idlib countryside.
The pro-opposition news outlet, Enab Baladi, said that the Russian airstrikes targeted the strategic hill of Nabi Ayoub, which is located within the region of Jabal Zawiya. The outlet’s reporter confirmed that no civilians were injured or killed in the airstrikes.
Earlier this year, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda in Syria, imposed full control of Jabal Zawiya following a short battle with Turkish-backed militants, that lost their last positions in the region.
The April 3 strike was the first aerial attack on Idlib terrorists since March 22. Back then, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces conducted a series of airstrikes on the occupied towns of al-Fu’ah and Kafriya in eastern Idlib.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia has not commented on this new round of airstrikes so far. However, local observers believe that the aerial attack was a response to new violations of the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone agreement by miltiants.