Russian warplanes smash jihadist stronghold city in south Idlib after failed Al-Qaeda offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Tuesday, Russian warplanes conducted Arclight airstrikes against jihadist bases inside the bad boy-controlled city of Jisr ash-Shugur in southern Idlib province.

According to reports from local activists, Russian airpower delivered at least four strikes within the city.

Military-affiliated sources say that the bombardment was carried out with precision weapons which targeted bases belonging to the Turkistan Islamic Party (a powerful al-Qaeda affiliate militia mostly made up of Uyghur colonists from western China).

The air attack over Jisr ash-Shugur was in response to a ceasefire-breaking assault launched by the Turkistan Islamic Party and Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham
(better known by is former name Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) against Syrian Army positions near the Hama-Latakia provincial border on Monday.

Jisr ash-Shugur is under the complete control of the Turkistan Islamic Party; the city serves as the bad boy group’s capital stronghold in Syria.

Posted by: Fred 2018-03-07