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Draining ISIS: Russian Airstrikes Eliminate 12 Terrorists In Central Syria

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Draining ISIS: Russian Airstrikes Eliminate 12 Terrorists In Central Syria

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

On February 18, twelve ISIS terrorists were killed in a series of Russian airstrikes on Syria’s central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

According to the London-based monitoring group, at least 20 Russian airstrikes targeted ISIS cells and their hideouts in the Jebel Bishri, which lays along the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

“Russian warplanes are still flying over the region,” the SOHR’s report reads.

A day earlier, Russian warplanes carried out more than 100 airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in eastern Homs, eastern Hama, southern Raqqa and western Deir Ezzor.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have been supporting Syrian government troops in the central region for a few months now. Russian airstrikes drains ISIS cells in the region, which sustained heavy losses.

Earlier this week, a Russian drone uncovered a large weapons cache of the ISIS in eastern Homs. The cache was later raided by government forces.

Despite sustaining losses, ISIS cells continue their attempts to expand their influence in central Syria. The group plans to establish new strongholds in the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle as well as in western Deir Ezzor.

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Lone Ranger

Oy vey…

Lone Ranger

Condolences to the fallen wahabimossad and CIAisis operators.
May they rest in pieces…

shylockracy

Still many more Ziowahhabi shitstains in ISIS/SDF Kurdish prisons and the al-Tanf US/ISIS base, not to mention the Turk-led ISIS/al-Qaeda pseudo-state in Idlib.

Maybe Putin can call MBS to sell Ziodi Wahhabia some air defenses for ISIS.

thomas malthaus

It’s almost coincidental that ISIS has increased its numbers in Syria shortly after Joe Biden assumed office. Michael Flynn had it right.

It appears ISIS has some strategic designs on Damascus and Moscow, Russia within the next month. Yes, they’re in Russia.

The SVR and FSB are scrambling. The Russian city of Sochi has an association with radical Muslim emigres.

cechas vodobenikov

USA supplying weapons to Syrian army like they did to Viet-cong
excellent

Willing Conscience (The Truths

I know this is supposed to be a good news story but I can’t help thinking about how much it actually costs the Russians to eliminate the 12 Isis fighters, 20 airstrikes using just one cheap bomb each to kill 12 fighters still seems to be an expensive waste of resources, because apart from the cost of the bombs/missiles you also have to add in the aircraft flight costs as well, so I wonder what the actual monetary cost to eliminate each Isis fighter actually was.
And I’m assuming if they killed 12 Isis fighters it probably means 24 of them ran away to fight another day, so obviously the SAA should be hunting down as they try to flee the scene, but sadly the SAA don’t have the numbers to do that, so in most cases they just get away.
Somethings always better than nothing, so the Russian airstrikes are still serving a purpose even if they are hugely expensive for the Russians and only deliver minimal results, but coordinated actions between both air and ground forces would be a more effective way to get rid of Isis and stop them regrouping.
So I’d like to see some more of those operations in the future, kill 12 and capture or kill the other 24 when they try to flee, and also find out just who’s been helping Isis become so active and effective recently.

Icarus Tanović

They are running out of manforce.

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