3 Al-Nusra Commanders Killed in Russian Air Strikes
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that at least 30 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in the Russian air forces airstrikes on their fortifications in Idleb province.
Russian Su-33 carrier-based fighter jets and air group of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier carried out airstrikes on Jabhat al-Nusra gatherings and fortifications in Idleb province, killing more than 30 terrorists.
Three field commanders were among the dead, Konashenkov said, adding that “the well-known commanders were Muhammad Hilala, Abu Jaber and the nicknamed Abul Baha Al-Asfari.”
Eliminated field commander Abul Baha al-Asfari was in charge of uniting the remaining reserves of Jabhat al-Nusra groupings in the provinces of Aleppo and Hama, Konashenkov said.
On Tuesday, The Defense Ministry revealed that Russia’s aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov in addition to Frigate Admiral Grigorovich started a large-scale military operation against the positions of Jabhat al-Nusra and the ISIS terrorist organizations in the countryside of Homs and Idleb provinces.