A large military base of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) located east of the city of Ma`arat al-Nu`man in southern Idlib was destroyed by Russian warplanes on August 14.
Opposition activists acknowledged that eight militants of the terrorist group were killed and many others were injured as a result of the Russian airstrikes.
These airstrikes conceded with a new Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance in southern Idlib. Army units managed to reach the western entrance of the key town of Khan Shaykhun after capturing the four villages of Kafr Ayn, Tall Aas, Khirbat Murshid and Mantar.
The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) are actively supporting the SAA’s operations in the so called Greater Idlib.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Russian and Syrian warplanes carried out more than 110 airstrikes on Greater Idlib in the last 24 hours.