The Russian Air Force has unleashed a new series of airstrikes over the Aleppo Governorate, targeting several sites under the control of the jihadist rebels. According to a military source in northwestern Syria, the Russian Air Force primarily targeted Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions around Aleppo city.
The source said the Russian airstrikes have hit Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in Kafr Hamra, Ma’arat Al-Artik, and several other sites along the western and northwestern axes of the Aleppo Governorate.
Earlier in the week, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off the attack by launching several surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells towards Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in western Aleppo.
The strikes by the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Air Force were conducted in response to the jihadist attacks on Aleppo city that killed 19 soldiers and more than 15 civilians.