Russian-Syrian Airstrikes Target Terrorist Meeting

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian and Russian fighter jets attacked a meeting of commanders of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and other terrorist groups in Idlib after a ceasefire proposed by Russia and Turkey failed in the province, Arabic-language media outlets reported.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian warplanes in a joint military operation launched several airstrikes on the terrorists’ military positions in Khan Sheikhoun, Safhoun, Kafar Nubl, Hass and Taftnaz Airport in Southern Idlib.

It noted that a meeting held between Tahrir al-Sham and other terrorist groups in Taftnaz Airport as well as other gatherings and military equipment of terrorists that were going to be used for attacking the Syrian Army’s military positions were destroyed.

The source noted that the Russian and Syrian air raids were conducted concurrent with the Syrian Army’s artillery attacks and after the terrorists violated the ceasefire in Northern Syria by attacking the Syrian Army’s military positions in al-Hamamiat, al-Qasabiyeh and Sheikh Hadid region in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib.

The terrorists have violated the ceasefire several times before and attacked the Syrian Army’s military positions many times before.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, terrorists attacked the Syrian army-controlled regions in Northern Hama and showed opposition to the ceasefire after a Russian-Turkish truce was declared in Idlib province.

The Arabic-language website of RT quoted Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Conflicting Parties in Syria Victor Koochiching as saying that a ceasefire was established since midnight of June 12 in all parts of Idlib province under the supervision of Moscow and Ankara.

He added that the terrorist groups have targeted the two towns of Mahradeh and Souran in Hama since the declaration of ceasefire in the region.

Meantime, some dissident sources said that the ceasefire will last for three days.

Also, the Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that terrorist groups have launched several offensives against the towns of Qamhaneh, al-Majdal and al-Shir and the nearby areas in Northern Hama, adding that the Syrian army has targeted their positions in response.