The Russian air force is carrying out increased airstrikes to aid a Syrian military campaign aimed at devastating rebel positions along the Syria-Turkey border, an official from Syria’s Ministry of Information told Breitbart Jerusalem.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described a battle plan under way in multiple Syrian districts close to the Turkish border. The official stated:

The Russians are investing great efforts from the air in order to assist the Syrian infantry forces and their allies in their attempt to break through the areas still in the rebels’ control in and around the city of Aleppo, and in the Aleppo region in general.

Simultaneously, a similar effort is being made in the Daraa province near the Turkish border. The goal is that the forces of the official Syrian army will create a continuum in the Daraa-Halab area. This means a fatal blow to Turkey’s ability to continue to assist the rebels.

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