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Central Syria: Russian Warplanes Hammer ISIS Cells Following Attack On Government Forces In Raqqa

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Central Syria: Russian Warplanes Hammer ISIS Cells Following Attack On Government Forces In Raqqa

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

On January 22 and 23, Russian Aerospace Forces warplanes carried out more than 82 airstrikes on hideouts of ISIS cells in Syria’s central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The London-based monitoring group said that the airstrikes targeted the eastern countryside of Homs as well as the deserts of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

The Russian airstrikes were apparently a response to a large attack by ISIS cells that targeted a number of positions of the pro-government National Defense Forces (SDF) near the town of al-Resafa in the southern Raqqa countryside early on January 22.

During the attack, ISIS terrorists wounded at least 12 fighters of the NDF. However, the terrorists failed to capture any position.

Syrian government forces launched a large-scale combing operation in the central region on January 20.  The operation didn’t deter ISIS cells, apparently.

ISIS insurgency in central Syria will not likely end anytime soon. Nevertheless, the terrorist group’s cells are currently incapable of threatening key urban centers and vital roads in the region.

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Kiryon

You may wonder if Russia has been constantly hammering ISIS in Syria, then Russian efficiency is the same as Vaccines. They are simply not working, their efficiency is negative as these terrorists just keep popping up like Whack-a-mole. Its like a doctor cannot get his license, because he is constantly hammering the University battlefields in order to get his license. This will go on for 100 more years.

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