BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force unleashed a massive assault over the northwestern region of Syria last, a military source told Al-Masdar News from the Hama Governorate.
According to the source, the Russian Air Force primarily concentrated their airstrikes on the recently captured areas by the jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama.
These areas targeted by the Russian Air Force were Hamamiyat and Kernaz, which were captured by the jihadist rebels last night.
The source added that the Russian airstrikes over northwestern Hama were heaviest of the month.
Backed by Jaysh Al-Izza, the jihadist rebels launched a surprise attack on the town of Hamamiyat, resulting in the subsequent withdrawal of the Syrian Arab Army after a fierce battle.
Following the capture of Hamamiyat, the jihadist rebels shifted their attention to the town of Kernaz, which has been under Syrian Army control throughout the war.