- Syria Direct article (01 Oct 2015) – Hama rebel commander: Russia intends ‘to exterminate the Free Syrian Army’:
Syria Direct article containing an Interview with Captain Jameel al Salih of the FSA affiliated Tajammua al Izza brigade in north Hama.
The Syrian v Russian plane section stating ‘How do we know that the planes are in fact Russian and not Syrian?’ describes formations of aircraft not seen before (typically the Syrian Air Force operate with single aircraft).
This is credible but could also be Syrian jets operating in formations, following advice from Russian military commanders. Russia has inserted increased amounts of military personnel and munitions into Syria recently.