Russian Warplanes Launch Over 100 Strikes As Fighting Between Army And ISIS Rages In Central Syria

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Russian Warplanes Launch Over 100 Strikes As Fighting Between Army And ISIS Rages In Central Syria

Russian SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. (Source: AP)

Russian warplanes launched over 100 airstrikes on ISIS terrorists in Syria’s central region in the last 72 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on December 4.

The London-based monitoring group said heavy clashes between ISIS and government forces are taking place in the region, mainly in the Aleppo-Hama-Raqqa triangle.

“Military operations are underway in different areas in the Syrian desert between regime forces and loyalists on one hand and ISIS on the other,” the monitoring group said. “The violent clashes are mostly concentrated in frontlines of Aleppo-Hama-Raqqa triangle, while fighting subsides in Deir Ezzor and Homs deserts.”

According to the SOHR, these clashes have, so far, claimed the lives of 19 Syrian service members and at least 22 ISIS terrorists.

ISIS terrorists have been launching attacks from their stronghold in the central region, the Homs desert, on a regular basis. These attacks target government troops in eastern Homs, eastern Hama, southern Aleppo, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor.

A recent ambush in Deir Ezzor by the terrorist group claimed the lives of six fighters and a field commander of the al-Quds Brigade, a pro-government Palestinian group.

Syrian government forces and their allies have recently stepped up their operations in the central region. Nevertheless, ISIS terrorists are not backing down. ISIS terrorists allegedly receive support from U.S.-backed fighters based in the nearby region of al-Tanaf.

Russian Warplanes Launch Over 100 Strikes As Fighting Between Army And ISIS Rages In Central Syria

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