On March 10, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS’s areas of influence in Syria’s central region.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least ten Russian airstrikes targeted hideouts of the terrorist group’s cells in the outskirts of the town of al-Resafa in the southern countryside of Raqqa.
According to the London-based monitoring group, Russian warplanes have carried out more than 140 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria since the beginning of March.
The Russian airstrikes were most likely a response to recent attacks by ISIS in central Syria. On March 6, the terrorist group’s cells carried out two attacks in the region, specifically in the eastern countryside of Homs.
The first attack targeted positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies near the town of al-Sawab. The attack was a failure. At least two terrorists were killed. However, the second attack, which targeted a bus of the SAA near the T3 Pumping Station, claimed the lives of 13 service members of the SAA and wounded 18 others.
The recent Russian airstrikes and SAA combing operations in central Syria weakened ISIS cells. However, they continue to pose a real threat. The terrorist group’s insurgency in the region will not apparently end soon.