The Russian air force’s second day lead a massive bombing held by the opponents of the regime areas in the city of Daraa in southwest Syria. According to local residents, their intensity is unprecedented for this area of the country.
Russian media reported that the purpose of airstrikes is to stop the advance of the terrorist group «Islamic state» in the positions of government troops. However, in this area there are the «Jabhat Fatah al-sham» and its allies, known as the «Tahrir al-sham».
Syrian authorities reported that the jihadists used mortars to bombard residential areas, causing considerable destruction. The locals accused the Russian air force in the bombing of the city hospital.
The scene of the most fierce battles was the district of al-Tunnel. There diodati tried to break through the front line of the Syrian army. Only through the intervention of the BBC the situation was stabilized.