The Russian Air Force launched a large - scale aerial campaign over Jabal al - Turkmen(Turkmen Mountain) and Jabal al - Akrad(Kurds Mountain) in the Northern part of Lattakia, targeting al - Nusra Front ' s positions along the Turkish border. The Russian Air Force carried out over 20 airstrikes in Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal al-Turkmen, hitting several militant camps and border-villages used by al-Nusra Front to house and resupply their fighters combating the Syrian government forces. Despite the proximity of the Turkish border from their targets in Northern Lattakia, the Russian Air Force did not violate Turkish airspace nor did they hit any refugee camps as opposition activists usually claim. On Sunday, the Syrian Army troops and their popular allies continued to press on the militant groups deployed in the Northeastern parts of Lattakia and the Southern parts of Idlib provinces. "The Terrorist groups in Northeastern Lattakia have retreated from village-to-village as the Syrian government forces continued their wide-scale advance to the Turkish and Idlib province borders," the sources said. "The Syrian army, the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), the Syrian Marines, and the 48th Special Forces Regiment have stormed the militant groups' defense line at two different fronts that ultimately lead to Jisr al-Shughour," the sources added. "The army continued to pound l-Nusra Front’s lines of defense at the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani in Jabal al-Akrad, while the 48th Special Forces Regiment and their allies attacked the terrorist group along the Aleppo-Lattakia Highway (M-4 Highway)," they said. "The Syrian army advancing along several hilltops surrounding Kabani; this town is situated to the Southwest of Jisr al-Shughour and to the West of al-Sirmaniyah. Al-Sirmaniyah is one of the villages needed by the Syrian Armed Forces to advance on Jisr Al-Shughour’s Southern side," the sources went on to say. "Meanwhile, along the Aleppo-Lattakia Highway, the 48th Special Forces Regiment and their allies continued their assault on ‘Ein al-Baydha in Idlib province, destroying several enemy mechanisms while pushing further North. Unlike the 103rd Brigade’s advance from the South, the 48th Special Forces Regiment is pushing towards Jisr al-Shughour’s Western side; this is the gateway to the city because of the high ground that it possesses," the sources said; FNA reported.