The Russian Aerospace Forces have eliminated 180 terrorists and mercenaries in Syria’s Euphrates Valley, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on October 7.
According to the ministry’s spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, airstrikes destroyed a terrorist base, 40 terrorists from Tajikistan and Iraq and 7 vehicles armed with large caliber weapons near the border Syrian town of al-Bukamal. Furthermore, 80 terrorists, 18 vehicles armed with large caliber weapons and three weapons depots were destroyed near Mayadin town and 60 mercenaries and 20 their vehicles were eliminated south of Deir Ezzor in the Euphreates Valley.
“In the strikes on Abu Kamal [al-Bukamal], the military destroyed a base and about 40 terrorists coming from Tajikistan and Iraq, as well as seven off-road vehicles with high-caliber weapons,” Konashenkov said. “Near the Meyadin compound, they destroyed a command post of terrorists and up to 80 militants, including nine militants coming from the North Caucasus. There also, they destroyed 18 off-road vehicles with high-caliber weapons and three arms depots.”
“South of Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor], in the Euphrates Valley, in a strike they destroyed a team of foreign mercenaries of more than 60 people, who came from the CIS, Tunisia, and Egypt,” the spokesman added saying that warplanes “also destroyed twelve off-road vehicles with installed high-caliber weapons.”