Breaking: Airstrike targets Jaish Al-Fateh meeting in Aleppo
By Izat Charkatli
August 9, 2016
Aleppo, Syria (12:11 A.M.) – An airstrike targeted a Jabhat Fath Al-Sham (formerly Jabhat Al-Nusra) meeting in the Aleppo village of Kafar Naha moments ago.
A large number of prominent commanders were neutralized including the emir and founder of the jihadist coalition of Jaish Al-Fateh Abu Hajar Al-Homsi, the emir of the Nusra Brigades Abu Muslim Al-Shami, Abu Omar Saraqib who was a founding father and a commander of Jaish Al-Fateh, along with several other top commanders who have yet to be confirmed.
Early reports say the airstrike was carried out by a U.S warplane, however the targeted area is known to be an active airstrikes ground for Russian air force as well.
[Pundita note: The rest of the report is a couple pix of dead terrorists and a message in Arabic replete with handy Arabic translator.]
UPDATE 5:50 PM EDT
As long as I'm reporting on that airstrike, might as well toss in SouthFront's report today on yesterday's activities of the very busy Russian and Syrian air forces:
On September 8, Syrian and Russian warplanes conducted a series of air raids across the country, smashing manpower and military equipment belonging to ISIS and other terrorist groups.
Russian warplanes pounded the base of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly Al Nusra Front) near the village of Maar Dabsi in the province of Idlib. Several vehicles, weapons and munitions located at the base were destroyed. Other ten armored vehicles were destroyed by Syrian warplanes in air raids on terrorist targest at al-Taman’a, Abu Zohur and Banash in the same province.
Separately, the Russian Aerospace Forces hit the ISIS terrorist group’s positions in the province of Deir Ezzor, killing up to 15 terrorists at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Air strikes were also reported in the area of Al-Sha’er Gas Fields and at the village of Arak near Palmyra in the province of Homs.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have also continued to bomb militant convoys along the Aleppo-Damascus highway and the Ramouseh-Khan Tuman road. However, there are no information about casualties among terrorists.