On September 24, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS’ hideouts in central Syria.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the airstrikes targeted the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle. A desert where ISIS terrorists have been very active recently.
The terrorists are sneaking into the triangle from the Homs desert, that lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor. Hundreds of terrorists, including senior leaders, are taking shelter in the desert. According to some reports, the terrorists are receiving support from U.S.-backed fighters in al-Tanaf.
Two days ago, ISIS terrorists launched a large attack on Syrian Arab Army positions in the town of Resafa in southern Raqqa from their hideouts in Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle. 13 Syrian soldiers and 17 terrorists were killed during the battle.
The Russian airstrikes were likely a response to ISIS recent attack. Syrian government forces are working to push ISIS remnants out of the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle.
ISIS is constantly attempting to expand its influence in central Syria. The group wants to turn the region into a stronghold for its terrorists in the Levant.
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