VIDEO: Russia airstrikes in Syria

Amateur video emerged on Thursday showing smoke rising over Idlib and Homs in the wake of what eyewitnesses claimed were Russian airstrikes.

Russian Defence Ministry Igor Konashenkov said in televised comments that Russian aircraft have damaged or destroyed 12 targets in Syria belonging to the Islamic State group including a command centre and two ammunition depots.

Officials acknowledged, however, that other unidentified groups were being targeted as well.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes in the central province of Hama on Thursday hit locations of the U.S-backed rebel group, Tajamu Alezzah.

The British group said Tajamu Alezzah was also targeted on Wednesday.