first published on December 26, 2017 by Will
Video reports from Twitter are currently claiming alleged incendiary strikes being carried out by the Russian Air Force in Syria.
A pair of Su-25 Frogfoot jets take turns making ground attack runs with apparently unguided dumb bomb munitions. While the actual warhead used cannot be confirmed, the clips show fiery aftermath and considerable smoke plumes. According to similar reports, the Russian-backed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) opened up a new offensive in an attempt to alleviate pressure on other fronts.
The incendiary strikes and heavy fighting are centered around the town of Kafr Zita, Lataminah in northern Hama. Free Syrian Army Jaish Izza rebels claimed to have captured multiple villages and checkpoints in addition to capturing heavy weapons and military fighting vehicles.
The above photo reportedly shows pro Syrian Regime fighters that have been captured by Free Syrian Army rebels during their raid on the Zilaqiat checkpoint.
The FSA rebels made off with a 130mm cannon and truck loaded with ammunition. The gains were short lived, as the intense airstrikes allegedly pushed the insurgents back to their previous positions, but the offensive was a success none the less.
Earlier today, spokesmen from at least 40 Syrian rebel groups flat out rejected the peace talks that were proposed by Russia and to be carried out next month. The rebels claimed that Moscow will not support a transfer of power away from Syrian President al Assad. The opposition groups Assad will need to be removed or step down before any kind of peace deal can be reached.