DEBKA Exclusive: Russia bombs Idlib as Iran, Hizballah stymied in Aleppo

DEBKAfile's military sources report exclusively on Monday that the Russian command in Syria decided on Sunday to try to open a new front in northwestern Syria.
Combined forces from the Syrian army, Hizballah and Shiite militias under Iranian command have been fighting ISIS and the Nusra Front on two fronts, near Aleppo and near Azaz close to the Turkish border. 
However, disappointed by the inability of the combined forces to break through the defense lines of the two radical Islamic organizations, Russian commanders decided to attempt a more rapid advance in Idlib. Russian planes started bombing the city indiscriminately, and over 100 people have been killed and several hundred have been wounded so far.  

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