DAMASCUS, Nov. 13 (Press Shia) – The Syrian Air Force attacked the positions of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham (formerly known as the Nusra Front) terror group in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing dozens of terrorists, local media reported.

The attack was a response to militants’ attacks on civilian settlements in the province, which resulted in the deaths of civilians, including children.

The terrorists’ losses amount to dozens of people, according to the broadcaster.

Syria has been in a state of war since 2011, with government forces fighting the Syrian opposition groups striving to overthrow President Assad. In parallel, Damascus has to counter numerous extremist groups, in particular, Jabhat Fatah al Sham, as well as ISIL, outlawed in Russia and may other counties.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia