On January 2, the Turkish state-run news agency “Anadolu Agency” released a video of alleged joint Russian-Turkish airstrikes against ISIS targets near the city of al-Bab in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo.
The video was aimed to “confirm” that the Russian Aerospace Forces were supporting Turkish forces clashing with ISIS terrorists in the area. However, it just provides a drone look at targets hit by warplanes.
The Turkish daily “Hürriyet Daily News” reported on January 2:
Turkish and Russian warplanes have struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positions near Syria’s al-Bab, a strategic town Turkey and Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) elements are trying to capture from the jihadist group, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a written statement early Jan. 2.
Turkish warplanes destroyed eight ISIL targets in al-Bab, Bzagah and Tadif, killing 22 ISIL militants on Jan.1, while Russian jets hit ISIL elements in Dayr Kak, eight kilometers southwest of al-Bab, on Jan. 1.
No official comment on these reports by the Russian Defense Ministry is available online.