Russian Jets Launch Major Air Offensive in Syria

Sky News reports: Russia has launched a major air offensive in Syria as part of a joint operation with Bashar al Assad’s regime.

Jets have taken off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier and hit targets in Idlib and Homs, while the Syrian military has attacked rebel groups inside east Aleppo.

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said the main targets include Islamic State (IS) and al Nusra ammunition depots, as well as plants producing weapons.

According to the minister, operations launched from the country’s sole aircraft carrier, which arrived on the Syrian coast at the weekend, are targeting IS operations in the two areas.

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