New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Eliminates More ISIS terrorists In Central Syria

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New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Eliminates More ISIS terrorists In Central Syria

2717545 10/10/2015 Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti

On April 3 and 4, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 70 airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria’s central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)

The airstrikes targeted vehicles and hideouts of ISIS cells in the following areas:

  • Jebel Bishri on the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor;
  • The desert of al-Mayadin in southern Deir Ezzor;
  • The Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle.

According to a report by the SOHR, at least 15 terrorists of ISIS were killed in the recent wave of Russian airstrikes on the central region.

The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) is also pounding ISIS cells in the region. Two videos showing a Su-22 warplane and helicopters of the SAAF on a combat mission over the region were shared on April 4.

Earlier this week, Syrian government forces kicked off a large-scale combing operation in the southern and western Deir Ezzor countryside with support from the VKS.

The VKS has been playing a key role in the ongoing operations against ISIS cells in central Syria. Last month, nearly 1,400 Russian airstrikes hit the group’s cells, killing or injuring over 80 terrorists.

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