Russian military confirms air strikes on Syria’s Idlib

Vastavam web: The Russian military on Wednesday confirmed air strikes were carried out on Syria’s last major rebel stronghold Idlib with warplanes targeting the “terrorist” Al-Nusra Front on Tuesday. “Four planes of the Russian group at the Khmeimim airbase inflicted strikes by high-precision weapons on objects of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in the Idlib province,” the Russian military’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. He said the strikes were conducted on September 4 “during the dark time of day,” without specifying if it was early morning or night time.

A warehouse which stored portable air-defence systems and drone launch zones for attacks on Russia’s Khmeimim airbase and towns in provinces Aleppo and Hama were also targeted, he added.