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JUNE 2023

New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria

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New Wave Of Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria

Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik

On September 24, a new wave of Russian airstrikes hit ISIS’s areas of influence in Syria’s central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The London-based monitoring group said that the airstrikes targeted hideouts of the terrorist group’s cells in the outskirts of the town of Resafa in the southern Raqqa countryside. The human and material losses caused by the airstrikes remain unknown.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have been very active against ISIS cells in central Syria. This was the second wave of airstrikes to hit the terrorist group’s cells near al-Resafa in the last ten days. The first wave was on September 14.

ISIS cells maintain a large presence in the southern countryside of Raqqa. However, the terrorist group’s most recent attack took place in another part of central Syria, the eastern countryside of Hama.

During the attack, which took place on September 22, ISIS terrorists targeted a truck of the Syrian Arab Army near the town of al-San with a roadside bomb. Three soldiers of the army’s elite 25th Special Mission Forces Division were killed as a result of the attack.

While ISIS cells continue to carry out attacks on government forces in different parts of central Syria, they are no longer a major threat. Currently, the terrorists are contained in remote desert areas, far away from any key urban centers and strategic roads in the region.


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