BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Russian warships off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea carried out a series of cruise missile strikes on the jihadist rebel positions in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
According to reports from Latakia, the Russian warhships fired several cruise missiles towards the positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party in the Jisr Al-Shughour countryside.
This cruise missile attack by the Russian Navy comes just 24 hours after the jihadist rebels attacked the large city of Masyaf in the western countryside of the Hama Governorate.
At least seven civilians were killed during the jihadist attack on Masyaf, including two nurses that were working at the National Hospital.
The Syrian and Russian armed forces responded to the attack with a non-barrage of missiles on the positions of the jihadist and Turkish-backed rebels.