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Syria in Last 24 Hours: Russia Increases Airstrikes on Terrorists in Idlib Province

TEHRAN The Russian Air Force increased its airstrikes against the terrorists in Idlib province in Northwestern Syria.

The Arabic-language al-Masdar News quoted Russian Army source as saying that the Russian Air Force carried out dozens of airstrikes over terrorists' centers in Hama and Idlib provinces this week after a relatively quiet end to the month of June.

Meantime, the Syrian army continued its military advances in other parts of Syria over past 24 hours.

Tens of terrorists were killed and dozens more were injured during the Syrian army's operations in provinces across Syria.

Idlib

The Russian Air Force has increased its airstrikes against the terrorists in Idlib province in Northwestern Syria, media reports said.

The Russian Air Force carried out dozens of airstrikes over terrorists' centers in Hama and Idlib provinces this week after a relatively quiet end to the month of June, the Arabic-language al-Masdar News quoted Russian Army source as saying.

The source said the recent rise in Russia's military activities comes just days after collapsed ceasefire talks with the Turkish Armed Forces with regard to the situation in Northwestern Syria.

The Russian Air Force pounded several military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and Jeish al-Izza South-West of Idlib province.

The Russian Air Force pounded the terrorists' supply line from the town of Khan Sheikhoun to the Sahl al-Ghab.

Aleppo

Ankara-backed terrorists are torturing and harassing civilians at the refugee camps under Turkey's control in Northern Aleppo, resulting in demonstration and protests by the refugees, Kurdish media reported on Saturday.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that Ahrar al-Sharqieh terrorist group affiliated to the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has staged a raid on the refugee camps in Northern al-Bab City in Northern Aleppo, arresting a number of civilians.

It noted that the Ankara-backed terrorists have tortured the arrested civilians, and said that they have also asked for hefty amount of money for releasing those detained.

Meantime, media activists in Northern Aleppo reported that tens of residents of al-Rayan camp which is controlled by FSA have started rebellion and protests near the city of Izaz in Northern Aleppo.

Hama

The Syrian Army warded off a heavy attack by Tahrir al-Sham and other terrorist groups on their positions in Northern Hama.

The Syrian Army engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists of Jeish al-Izza, elite forces of Tahrir al-Sham and Ansar al-Tawhid who had attacked the government forces' military positions in the town of al-Hamamiat in Northern Hama by using military tanks, vehicles and armored vehicles as well as suicide bombers from Tal al-Sakhr, al-Hobait, Kafar Zita, al-Arbaeen and al-Jobin.

Meantime, a military source noted that the terrorist groups had severely pounded the Syrian Army's military positions in Karnaz, Sheikh Hadid, Hamamiat and Saqilbieh with rockets before conducting their main attack, and said that the Syrian troops forced the terrorists to retreat after inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

The Syrian Army's artillery and missile units also hit the military positions and communication lines of the terrorists in the towns of al-Latamineh, Kafar Zita, al-Zuka, al-Arbaeen, Sheikh Mustafa and Tal al-Sakhr in Northern Hama, inflicting heavy losses on them and destroying their military equipment.

The Syrian Army' artillery and missile units also fully destroyed Tahrir al-Sham's arms depots and military equipment in Sarmin town East of Idlib, killing all the militants inside them.

Source: Fars News Agency