The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that aerial bombardments continued in the so-called demilitarized zones, with the heaviest escalation on its third day.
Russian planes carried out a new series of raids targeting the town of Kansafra in Jabal al-Zawiya with four air strikes after midnight of Wednesday-Thursday, and that resulted in killing a family of four people.
The Russian planes also targeted after the midnight and dawn on Thursday with 5 air raids places in Ma'aret Hermah and its outskirts south of Idlib, two raids the outskirts of al-Nakeer, and targeted with 4 raids areas in al-Anakawi and Haluba in Sahl al-Gab.
On Thursday morning, three raids were carried out on the outskirts of Bara and Harash Hass in the countryside of the city of Ma'aret al-Nu'man. The helicopters dropped 4 barrels of explosives on Thursday morning on Kafar Naboda and al-Habit in the countryside of Hama and Idlib.
In a related context, the town of al-Habit in the southern countryside of Idlib and the town of Kafar Naboda in the northern countryside of Hama have been intensively bombarded by the regime forces with dozens of missiles and shells since Thursday dawn until the moment.
It is likely that Russia and the regime forces will break into Idlib, after deepening differences with Turkey during the recent tour of Astana, where they have brought reinforcements in the region.
Al-Arab newspaper quoted from political circles, "The Russian-Syrian escalation in the northwestern province of Idlib is due to Russia's perception of a deal being developed between the United States and Turkey. Russia may consider launching a large-scale operation in the province to re-mix the cards despite international warnings of the consequences if this step is taken, under the embrace of Idlib to more than three million people."