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Russia backed Syrian army with air strikes in joint offensive against opposition

Syrian army and Russian Air Forces carried out the first joint operation since Russia began air strikes in Syria
Russia backed Syrian army with air strikes in joint offensive against opposition

Today October 7 the Syrian Armed Forces and allied militia carried out ground attacks on rebel positions in Syria backed by Russian air strikes. This is the first joint operation since the beginning of Russia operations in Syria, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Reuters.

Russia’s air strikes hit northern parts of Hama province and nearby areas in Idlib province, targeting towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through major cities in western Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Ground attacks using heavy surface-to-surface missile bombardments targeted at least four insurgent positions in the area and there were heavy clashes on the ground, the head of the Observatory Rami Abdulrahman said.

Earlier today Russia launched missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea to hit ISIS positions in Syria. “Four warships fired 26 sea-based cruise missiles “Kalibr” on 11 targets, destroying them and causing no civilian casualties,” – said Russian Defense Minister.