Russian warplanes target Turkish militants camps in the countryside of “Afrin”
Russian warplanes carried out focused air strikes targeting camps belonging to the Turkish-backed “Shamia Front”, on the outskirts of the “Afrin” region, north of Aleppo.
SDC sources reported that the Russian planes targeted the faction’s camps after they entered the airspace of “Afrin” and flew at a low altitude there, then headed to the villages of “Basila” and “Jalbal”, and camps of the militants were observed around there.
The sources indicated that the Russian air strikes resulted in a large number of dead and wounded among the militants, in addition to significant material damage in the camps.
The targeting of the camps was followed by a security alert by the armed factions, which deployed their militants heavily in the vicinity of the targeted area, amid a state of confusion among the factions’ ranks, especially since the recent strikes are the second targeting of the depth of the militants’ positions in the countryside of Aleppo within almost a month.
Late last month, Russian warplanes had carried out similar targeting of one of the camps of the Turkish-backed militants in the vicinity of the village of “Iskan” in the countryside of Afrin, resulting in a large number of dead and wounded militants.
In the same context, on Saturday, Russian warplanes carried out other raids targeting several locations and gatherings of militants in the countryside of Idlib, Hama and Latakia, in response to the latter’s continued violation of the “de-escalation agreement” and their attacks on the areas of the Syrian state northwest country.
The Russian targeting focused on dense gatherings of Ankara militants in the vicinity of the towns of “Al Foah” and “Ruwaiha” and the village of “Ain Sheeb” in Idlib countryside, in addition to targeting other gatherings and fortifications on the “Al-Sarmaniyah” axes in Hama countryside and “Dwer Al-Akrad” in Lattakia countryside, which inflicted the militants heavy human and material losses.