Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Greater Idlib As Tensions Rise With Turkey (Video, Photos)

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Russian Warplanes Continue To Hammer Greater Idlib As Tensions Rise With Turkey (Video, Photos)

FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik

Russian warplanes continue to hammer the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where Turkey maintains a large force.

Late on September 22, four Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Benin in the southern countryside of Idlib. The airstrikes targeted frontline positions of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of Greater Idlib, and its allies.

On September 23 morning, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit greater Idlib. Three of the airstrikes targeted Benin outskirts, while three others targeted the town of Ma’arrat Misrin in the eastern Idlib countryside.

The Russian airstrikes were a response to violations of the ceasefire in Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey on March 5 of last year.

According to the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, which is tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in the region, HTS carried out 29 attacks on September 22 alone. No casualties were reported.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to discuss the unstable situation in Greater Idlib with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on September 29. Turkey was recently blamed by Russia for not fulfilling its commitments under the March 5 agreement.

The meeting was scheduled following reports of a near Russian-backed operation led by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) against HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib.

A new report by Bloomberg revealed that Turkey had deployed addition forces in the Syrian region, where its military maintains more than 60 positions, in order to stop any operation by the SAA and its allies.

Recently, Turkey provoked Russia by claiming that the Russian State Duma elections held on the territory of Crimea were “illegitimate”. This may push Moscow to further pressure Ankara over the situation in Greater Idlib.

Damascus also appear to be growing impatient with Turkey’s occupation of northern Syria. In a recent interview with Sputnik, Syria’s Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad called on Turkey to pull its troops out from Syria and accused Ankara of inciting the recent escalation in Greater Idlib.

While the current escalation in Greater Idlib could develop into a serious military escalation, it is also possible that Russia and Turkey will be able to reach a new, better agreement to stabilize the region.

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Emrisrex

Russia needs to end Turkeys occupation of Syria once and for all. Erdogans childish dream of a restored Ottoman Empire, with him as the Caliph of all Islam need to be stopped at once.

Yollo

As I told Turkey has 1 week to withdraw its troops from Idlib

Cromwell

Told by who and when?

farbat

turkey and baku were just ordered to come to teheran and iran will level many warnings at them and at the same time it will tell them how there are ways for them to survive and offer them a rescuing hand out of their current misery if they respond with hostility than turkey will have its entire border in trouble all of it is surrounded either by iranian forces or by allies of iran and anti turkish forces in the west just waiting for a chance to hit at turkey and to liberate parts of europe from turkish occupation the fact of the matter is that turkey will become a warzone

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
Attila

Iran can do jackshit

Yollo
Attila

And if not 🚭

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

Condolences to the fallen wahabimossad and CIAisis operators.
May they rest in pieces…

farbat

its time to wipe these terrorist turks out once and for all from syria and this should happen in a manner in which turkish turanism and neo ottomanism anti islamic colonialists will fall to ruin

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
Attila

Stop f****** talking just do it

JC Denton

Whatever will happen, highly unlikely the turkish troops will do the fighting themselves. Just like last time they will send nusrat cannon fodder packed inside vietnam era M113s, some tanks and drones here and there. They will be forced to pull back eventually, now that Daraa is liberated the rest will follow.

BUT we should not take the turk menace lightly. Lots and lots of turktrolls will invade this forum, The Subjective will write even longer posts than now and lots of his colleagues will join him…

Last edited 1 month ago by JC Denton
Attila

Daraa liberated ? Dreaming dreaming again wake up. will kick again very soon

jimbim

As a bare minimum, Russia should pause the signing of a new contract of a new batch of S-400 delivery to the Turks, until there is a timetable for the dismantling of the 60 Turkish positions in Idlib and a full Turkish retreat from Syria.

Last edited 1 month ago by jimbim
Attila

This may happen if assad can control Kurdish terrorists bombingTurkish towns. From Syrian site