Early on June 14, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) launched a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.
According to pro-militant sources, warplanes, and allegedly combat drones, targeted positions and vehicles in the vicinity of the towns of al-Bara and Deir Sunbul in the al-Zawiayh Mount in the southern Idlib countryside.
Opposition activists shared videos showing some of the airstrikes on southern Idlib. The results of the airstrikes are yet to be revealed.
The VKS halted its combat operations in Greater Idlib on March 5 in accordance with a ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey. Russian warplanes targeted the region for the first time since the beginning of the ceasefire on June 8 in response to an attack by terrorists.
The new Russian airstrikes may have targeted terrorists plotting to target Syrian or Russian forces. Another possibility is that the airstrikes targeted a senior terrorist commander.