Al-massdar news website reported that the warplanes pounded terrorists’ gatherings in the town of Tarmala, killing over 10 members of Jund al-Sunnah affiliated to Ahrar al-Sham, including field commander Abdullah Hassan al-Daqim.
Media sources affiliated to the terrorist groups disclosed on Wednesday that a top Uzbek military trainer of the Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) was killed in the recent Russian airstrikes in Idlib.
The sources said that Nusra’s top military expert, Abu Rafiq, was originally from Uzbekistan, adding Abu Rafiq was killed in the Russian air raids on Nusra’s position in Idlib.
In the meantime, some other sources claimed that Abu Rafiq was killed in a surprise attack carried out by the Syrian Army Special Forces in Idlib.
The sources added that Abu Rafiq was a military expert responsible for training the commanders and members of al-Nusra and Turkistani Islamic Party how to plan war missions and how to prepare forces for battles.