Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have carried out a new series of airstrikes on ISIS cells in Syria’s central region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on March 19.
According to the London-based monitoring group, at least 76 Russian airstrikes hit hideouts and positions of ISIS cells in the Syrian desert.
“Russian fighter jets executed over 75 strikes on ISIS positions in the Syrian desert in 24 hours, along with the combing operations in the deserts of Hama, Homs, Raqqa to the administrative border with Aleppo province,” the SOHR said in its report. “On the other hand, regime forces and loyalists continue their combing campaign, searching for ISIS cells in al-Mayadeen desert in Deir Ezzor countryside for the second consecutive day, under air cover by helicopters.”
The recent operations by Syrian government forces and the VKS in the central region inflicted some serious losses on ISIS cells. The terrorist group’s operations are finally slowing down.
Stranded by the desert from all directions, the terrorists have very limited resources. However, they reportedly receive support from US-backed fighters based in the southeastern area of al-Tanf.
The situation in central Syria is slowly improving thanks to the efforts of government forces and the VKS. As for now, all key roads are open and safe.
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