Late on September 11, ISIS terrorists launched an attack on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in the southern Raqqa countryside.
According to the “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” blog, the attack targeted positions in the vicinity of the towns of Resafa and al-Mansurah. Local sources reported heavy clashes in the region.
ISIS’ attack provoked a fierce response from the Russian Aerospace Forces. Russian warplanes provided Syrian troops with close air support. More than eight airstrikes targeted the terrorist group’s forces, foiling the attack.
The attack on southern Raqqa was likely launched from the Homs desert, the main stronghold of ISIS terrorists in the central region.
Russian warplanes have been pounding ISIS hideouts in the Homs desert for the last few weeks. According to a recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the airstrikes and clashes with the SAA have claimed the lives of 38 terrorists, so far.
Despite sustaining heavy losses, ISIS remnants in the Homs desert are still determined to expand their influence in the central region.
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