For the third day in a row, helicopters of the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) attacked militants’ positions in the northern Lattakia countryside.
Iba’a, the main news network of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), said that the Syrian airstrikes targeted the town of Kabani and its surroundings in the morning of October 5.
Kabani is a stronghold of HTS and several other terrorist groups, including Horas al-Din and Ajnad al-Kavkaz (AK). The SyAAF resumed its airstrikes on the town two days ago after halting its operations for 24 hours.
Militants’ positions in southeastern Idlib were also subjected to intense airstrikes today, but by the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Russian airstrikes reportedly killed nine terrorists.
These Syrian and Russian airstrikes indicate that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) may be preparing to resume its ground operation in Greater Idlib soon.