More than 110 airstrikes have targeted ISIS hideouts in Syria’s central region, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on June 2.
At least 100 of the airstrikes were carried out by warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), while the rest were conducted by Syrian military helicopters. The airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells in the outskirts of the towns of al-Sholah in western Deir Ezzor and al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs.
“Russian reconnaissance planes flew over different parts of the Syrian desert as operations to locate ISIS cells were ongoing,” the SOHR said in a report.
Last month, at least 27 ISIS terrorists were killed and 41 others were wounded in central Syria as a result of Russian airstrikes.
Despite the VKS’ intense bombardment, ISIS cells in central Syria continue to launch attacks against government troops.
On June 1, ISIS terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying supplies for the Syrian National Defense Forces near the town of al-Salamiyah in eastern Hama with an improvised explosive device. According to the SOHR, a pro-government fighter was killed and four others were injured in the attack.
ISIS mains stronghold in central Syria is the Homs desert, which lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor. However, due to Syrian and Russian military pressure most of the terrorist group’s recent attacks were in eastern Hama, southern Aleppo and southern Raqqa.
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