Idlib, Syria, Feb. 22, 2020. National Liberation Front (NLF) fighters shoot down a suspected Russian drone near the town of al-Bara in southern Idlib. Northern Syria. Abdul Kareem al-Faysal, an NLF commander said that NLF fighters shot down the drone using light and medium weapons while it was flying over the area. The Syrian government forces and loyalist militias, supported by Russia, are launching a ground military attack on the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib and the southern and western countryside of Aleppo. The Syrian government gained control of dozens of villages and towns in the region, after intense shelling. The shelling killed and injured hundreds of civilians, and displaced hundreds of thousands of others.