Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 200 airstrikes on ISIS terrorists in Syria’s central region in the first week of October, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on October 8.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the Russian airstrikes targeted hideouts of the terrorist group in the outskirts of Ithriyah, Resafa and other areas in the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle, the outskirts of al-Sukhnah and Palmyra in the eastern Homs countryside and several areas in the western Deir Ezzor countryside.
“Over the course of a week, these airstrikes claimed the lives of 17 fighters of the organization [ISIS] and wounded no less than 27 others,” the group said in its report.
ISIS cells in central Syria stepped up their attacks recently. The terrorists killed a Syrian army officer and several pro-government fighters over the last week.
Russian warplanes operate around the clock over central Syria in order to support the continues combing operations by government forces in the region.
Despite sustaining heavy losses over the last year as a result of airstrikes and ground operations, ISIS cells continue to operate in the central region. The terrorists reportedly receive all sort of supplies, including weapons, from US-backed fighters based in the southeastern area of al-Tanf.
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