As reported by the Agency Reuters with reference to human rights organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian army, with the support of the Russian air force launched an operation to oust opponents of the regime of settlements located on the highway Damascus-Aleppo, the main strategic artery of the West of Syria.
Fighting in Hama province and in adjoining areas of HOMS province. The Agency emphasizes that the first Russian act Russian troops together with the Syrian. It is noted that the Russians are not involved in ground operations.
According to the Observatory, the air force attacked the towns of Kafr Zita, Kafr Nabouda and al-Sayyad in the province of Hama and the towns of al-Hbed and Kafr Shijun in Idlib province. It should be noted that the government media did not report about this operation.
According to the head based in London organization Rami Abdulrahman, the Syrian troops also used rocket of class «ground-Ground». According to him, despite the support of the Russian air force, while supporters of President Assad failed to achieve success in ground operations.