Syrian fighter jets have pounded on Sunday positions of foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in three provinces of Idlib, Hama and Homs.
In the northwestern province of Idlib, a Syrian military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the jets hit the positions in the towns of Khan Shaykhun and al-Tamanah, the region of Jisr al-Hish and the cities of Saraqib and Jisr al-Shugur, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.
The source said the militants were primarily members of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front affiliated with al-Qaeda, Jund al-Aqsa (Soldiers of al-Aqsa) and Ahrar al-Sham (Free People of the Levant) terrorist groups.
Syrian fighter jets also bombarded terrorist positions in the towns of Murak and Taybat al-Imam, the city of Suran, and the villages of Atshan and al-Lataminah in Hama.
Elsewhere in Ezeddin district of the central province of Homs, two senior militant commanders, identified by their noms de guerre as Mohammad Mounir Dabbous and Rakan Abu Abdu al-Homs, were killed and five vehicles destroyed when Syrian military aircraft pounded their hideouts.
Syrian jets also targeted Jabhat Fateh al-Sham gatherings in the villages of Deir Ful and al-Farhanieh, located about 12 kilometers north of the city of Homs.
Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said Syrian forces backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups were gaining grounds in the eastern militant-held sector of the city of Aleppo.
He said the Syrian army and pro-government forces had taken control of Jandul crossroads in northeastern Aleppo.
The Syrian airstrikes against the positions of terrorists came several hours after Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution drafted by France that called for a halt to airstrikes by the Syrian government and Russia in eastern Aleppo.
The draft resolution was proposed regardless of the fact that Damascus and Moscow have repeatedly clarified that their forces are targeting terrorists who are jeopardizing the cessation of hostilities.