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JULY 2024

Over 20 Russian Strikes Hit Militants Sites In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Video)

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Over 20 Russian Strikes Hit Militants Sites In Syria’s Greater Idlib (Video)

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out on July 10 a wave of strikes against positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

At least 21 strikes hit targets in the Hursh al-Basil area in the western outskirts of Idlib city and in the western countryside of the governorate, including ones located near the towns of Sheikh Sndian and al-Ghassaniyah as well as others in the Hursh al-Hamamh area and the Sugar Factory in the outskirts of the city of Jisr al-Shughur.

The targets included command and control centers as well as drone launch sites belonging to HTS and its allies. No civilian casualties were reported.

This was the first wave of Russian strikes to hit Greater Idlib in more than 50 days. The strikes were likely carried out in response to recent violations of the ceasefire in the region, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than four years ago.

The strikes came amid renewed efforts to restore relations between Turkey, who maintains a large force in Greater Idlib and other regions in northern and eastern Syria, and the Damascus government. These efforts are led by Russia.

Damascus has for long maintained that Ankara should withdraw its forces from Greater Idlib and other Syrian regions in order restore relations.

Without a Turkish withdrawal from Greater Idlib, a Syrian ground operation against HTS and its allies remains highly unlikely as it could lead to a confrontation with Ankara.


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there are several tasks to perform: liberate idlib, afrin, golan heights and the oil fields and to destroy isis in the desert. so enough to do here, good luck!


syria, strat killing the occupation terrorists from nato, yankee and turky. then the isis rats will dy from themselfs.


‘the strikes came amid renewed efforts to restore relations between trky.. and the dmscs govt.. led by rss.’

scum behaviour by rf supporting the illegal trksh occupation (doubtless in the small print of recent npp deals)! syrns die/displaced under erdgn while ptn’s oligrch chums coin it in. sick backhander dealing.

with friends like ptn who needs enemies, eh bashar?

Icarus Tanović

must agree.

Joseph Day

the pictures a bit bigger. there’s only one way out of the black sea


‘one way out of the black sea’ that erdogan wouldn’t dare even think about blocking!

no, the problem here is that erdogan keeps ‘playing both ends against the middle’ looking for gain, and ptn keeps pandering to him. truth is trk needs rf, not vice-versa, and brics membership for trk should be 100% contingent on its withdrawal from syr.

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