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MAY 2021

Russian, Syrian Forces Eliminated Over 300 ISIS Militants In Desert

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Russian and Syrian forces eliminated 327 ISIS militants during a joint security operation that took place in the desert areas of Homs and Deir Ezzor from August 18 to August 24.

According to the Russian side, strikes of the Syrian Air Force, the Russian Aerospace Forces, field artillery and actions of special forces units in the desert also allowed to eliminate 134 shelters, 17 observation posts, 7 warehouses and 5 underground storage areas belonging to ISIS terrorists.

The operation came in response to a series of successful ISIS attacks on pro-government forces in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert. One of these attacks, near Deir Ezzor city on August 18, led to the killing of Russian Major-General Vyacheslav Gladkih. Taking into account the numbers provided by the Russian side, the August 18-24 operation likely delivered a powerful blow to ISIS cells hiding in the desert. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that the ISIS threat was fully removed.

As long as areas not controlled by Damascus remain, ISIS will always have a place to hide and restore its forces.

On August 25, a Russian military vehicle was targeted with an RPG along the M4 Highway, during the 25th Turkish-Russian Joint Patrol. No Russian personnel received serious injures. According to photos from the site, a BTR-80’s wheel was damaged during the attack. This became the second attack on a joint Turkish-Russian patrol in southern Idlib in a week. The previous one targeting a Turkish military vehicle took place on August 17.

The regular attacks on Russian-Turkish patrols in southern Idlib reveal that the de-escalation process is not going very well. In fact, al-Qaeda-linked groups still keep a dominant position in the ‘opposition-controlled’ Idlib and have not been separated from their ‘moderate’ allies.

On August 14, Russia even temporarily suspended joint patrols with Turkey in the area due to Ankara’s inability to guarantee the security of patrols and fulfill its obligations under the de-escalation deal. It appeared that the decision had been reversed, as they began again on August 17, however the attacks resumed shortly thereafter.

In these conditions, the continuation of joint patrols by Turkey and Russia apparently puts its forces involved in such actions in danger. If the threat of al-Qaeda-linked radicals is not addressed, militants bolstered by the previous successes will likely increase their attacks on these patrols even further.

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26 comments

  1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

    Captain: Sir we eliminated 227 terrorists …General:lets round to nearest hundred….Captain:227-200:27…300-227:73..all right sir ı will tell media that 200..General:You want promotion or poison?

    1. HiaNd says:

      So all these months they were reporting killed by ISIS without claiming that they have killed single ISIS fighter and now suddenly they are liars ?!?
      And all that because FINALLY THE PAY BACK TIME IS HERE… now suddenly… that is lie because TURD say so?!?
      Up yours TURD !!!

      1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

        You look like somebody just walked over your grave..

        1. HiaNd says:

          I have just ‘walked’ over your mother in all positions and she wants more!!

          1. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            LMAO…ı am your huckleberry..just say when…It appears your hypocrisy knows no bounds…

          2. Servet Köseoğlu says:

            at least you have something original and sense of humour..thanks..

      2. tzatz says:

        Typical … you swallow whole like a reptile

    2. cechas vodobenikov says:

      turkis are not educated in mathematics

  2. HiaNd says:

    PAY BACK TIME RATS !!

    Glory to the bravest among the SAA !
    Glory to Russia !

  3. PZIVJ says:

    Should the dead bodies be returned to Al Tanf, or be left in the desert as buzzard bait?

    1. Jets says:

      Well, let’s see. You can have your second choice (buzzard bait) and when it’s all over you can bring the bones back to Al Tanf.

    2. tzatz says:

      It’s Covid times … leave ‘em

  4. SteLe says:

    So much for those here who said this is not possible.
    300+ dead ISIS in less than a WEEK!
    Now it is even harder to justify why this has not been done months ago, heck even in 2019!
    Seems the Turks + Jihadi proxys and their constant threat was seen as a too big risk to make a operation like this 100s of miles away from SAA/Turk proxy frontline.
    But still, the Turkish threat is now also there..

    Sad fact is, it took a dead high level Russian to finally take ISIS threat in the desert seriously.
    Cynical, but at least now the operation has finally happend.

    We will see how much of them is left in the desert.. And in the US protected Al Tanf zone.

    1. HiaNd says:

      That fact you even now after all this, you use anti-Russian card is pathetic.
      And on what high moral grounds that would be?!
      That you come most probably from one of those NATO terrorist supporting countries?!
      Is that your high moral ground?

      But hay, that collects popular anti Russian vote, so why not !
      It just confirms my opinion that nobody deserves Russian trust or even help.
      Hypocrisy everywhere.

  5. Zaphod Braden says:

    Were John Brennan and James Clapper in the pile?

    1. tzatz says:

      No … just Muslims

      That pile is sh Xt is growing daily … eh?

      There should be a counter with the number of dead Muslims counted per day … hey I’d check on it HOURLY

      next

      1. Zaphod Braden says:

        A dead SEMITE is a GOOD SEMITE

        1. tzatz says:

          Agreed … Arabs are Semites

          1. Zaphod Braden says:

            aaaaaaaaand ……

  6. Porc Halal says:

    Turkisis is next on the list…

  7. Ahson says:

    FB blocks this. You can’t post this! Please remove the FB posting Icon.

  8. Icarus Tanović says:

    Now they’ll think twice.

  9. cechas vodobenikov says:

    the eradication of amerikanturkis ISIS is painstaking; civilized peoples don’t murder civilians in order to defeat enemies—these immoral cretins defeat themselves by bombing wedding parties

  10. publius says:

    Treat ISIS like COVID-19, contact trace and isolate them all.

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