DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – Russian warplanes targeted positions of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.
The Russian war jets targeted training camps of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the umbrella group of the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, in the northern countryside of Idlib, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The airstrikes wounded several members of the HTS, added the Observatory.
Idlib has emerged as the last major terrorist stronghold in Syria.
In another development, a U.S. coalition helicopter made an emergency landing in north Syria on Tuesday with no reported casualties, a U.S. military spokesman said.
The helicopter went down in the village of Tel Haddad, Hassakeh province. Syrian state media, however, reported that the helicopter had crashed and said that American tanks sealed off the area.