On January 13, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a new round of airstrikes on ISIS terrorists in Syria’s central region.
The airstrikes targeted a number of caves and dens in the deserts of Homs and Deir Ezzor which were being used as hideouts by the terrorists.
According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Russian airstrikes claimed the lives of 11 terrorists and wounded at least 20 others. The death toll from the airstrikes may rise as many of the wounded are in a critical condition.
The intense airstrikes didn’t deter ISIS terrorists, who later attacked positions of the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) near the town of al-Bukamal in the southern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Five NDF fighters were killed and 14 others were wounded in the attack.
A day earlier, the terrorists raided a post of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate near the town of al-Kashmah in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside. Three officers were killed and five others were wounded.
ISIS terrorists in central Syria have been receiving heavy blows from Syrian government forces and their allies. Despite this, their insurgency will not likely end soon.