BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force bombed a jihadist high command meeting in the Idlib Governorate this week, the Arabic language service of the Sputnik News Agency reported.
According to the Sputnik report, the Russian Air Force, along with their Syrian partners, bombed Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s high command as they were meeting in the Idlib Governorate town of Taftanaz.
In particular, the Russian Air Force bombed the jihadist commanders inside the Taftanaz Airport, which was captured by the jihadist rebels in 2013.
On Thursday, a military source in the Hama Governorate said the Russian Air Force was given coordinates of a jihadist site by their Turkish partners.
Sputnik did not specify if this was the bombing; however, it is very likely that Turkey notified the Russian Air Force of this Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham meeting.
Despite their disagreements about the Idlib operation, Turkey and Russia still share intel on the movements of certain terrorist groups operating in northwestern Syria.