Idlib excitements: Syrian Army, build up, Russian and Syrian army air strikes, rebels shoot missiles at Syrian positions
Syrian Army sends more reinforcements to Idlib for major offensive
[AlMasdar] Massive reinforcements were seen heading to the northern Syria as the Syrian military amasses forces for the upcoming assault on Idlib.
The recent convoy, which belongs to the 1st Armored Division, consists of dozens of tanks, BMPs, armored vehicles, as well as more than 1000 soldiers.
The long-awaited attack on the jihadi-held province will be spearheaded by the elite Tiger Forces with great support from the Russian air force.
While no ground invasion has yet been initiated, non-stop artillery and rocket shelling – as well as precise airstrikes – are being conducted on a daily basis to undermine the military capabilities of jihadi groups.
Four Russian warplanes Hit Nusra Front Positions in Syria’s Idlib Province – MoD
[AlMasdar] On Tuesday night, Russia’s Hmeymim Airbase in Syria destroyed two terrorist drones with surface-to-air missiles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
“On the 4th of September, at night, the anti-aircraft weapons of Hmeimim Airbase destroyed two terrorist assault UAVs. In total, last month, 47 terrorist unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed… in the area of Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase,” Konashenkov told reporters.
“On the same day [September 4], four planes from the Russian air unit deployed at the Hmeymim Airbase carried out strikes on Nusra Front* terrorist group targets in Idlib province with precision-guided munitions,” Konashenkov said.
According to the spokesman, the strikes were carried out on the terrorists’ storage facilities where they kept drones, located outside settlements, as well as “detected sites where assault drones were launched to carry out terrorist attacks on Russia’s Hmeimim Airbase and settlements in the provinces of Aleppo and Hama.”
“The Russian aircraft carried out all strikes solely on the identified terrorist targets, as confirmed through several channels, located far from settlements,” Konashenkov said.
He added that two Su-34 jets had also destroyed a workshop where terrorists assembled drones and a warehouse of explosives for them.Konashenkov noted that the multipurpose Su-35S fighter, equipped with high-precision ammunition, also destroyed a warehouse in which the man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) of terrorists were stored.
Russia, alongside Iran and Turkey, is a guarantor of the ceasefire in Syria. Moscow has also been assisting Damascus both through supporting the struggle against terrorist groups and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the crisis-torn country.
Syrian, Russian jets unleash several airstrikes over southwest Idlib after jihadists target resort town
[AlMasdar] The Syrian and Russian air forces unleashed flurry of airstrikes in northern Syria tonight after the jihadist rebels targeted a resort town in the Latakia province.
According to a military source in Latakia, the jihadist rebels fired several rockets towards the civilian neighborhoods in the resort town of Slunfeh on Wednesday afternoon.
While no one was hurt, local activists did report material damage to a number of buildings in the town.
In response to this attack by the jihadist rebels, Syrian and Russian air forces conducted a plethora of airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District in the province of Idlib.
The Russian reconciliation center has repeatedly warned the jihadist rebels against targeting these towns in western and northern Syria.
Jihadist rebels attack Syrian Army stronghold near southwest Idlib (video)
[AlMasdar] On Tuesday, the Russian Air Force carried out a large number of airstrikes against the jihadist rebels in the Northwestern provinces of Syria.
Using their Sukhoi jets, the Russian Air Force hammered the jihadist rebels with airstrike after airstrike in order to weaken their resolve in northwestern Syria.
In response to the Russian attack, the jihadist rebels unleashed flurry of missiles towards the Syrian government stronghold of Joureen in the Al-Ghaab Plain this evening.
According to a military source, the jihadist missiles that targeted Joureen missed the Syrian army’s positions and hit the surrounding farms.
The Syrian Army then retaliated by firing several ground to ground missiles at the jihadist defenses in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-09-06