Russian warplanes have destroyed 9 pieces of the military equipment, 20 trucks loaded with fuel, arms and ammunition, 3 ammunition depots and a command center belonging to ISIS over 2 days of opeations near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
“Over the past two days, Russian planes have destroyed 9 pieces of hardware, including two tanks, 6 artillery nests, one homemade multiple rocket launchers, 3 ammunition depots, a command center, as well as 20 trucks loaded with fuel, arms and ammunition,” the ministry statement reads.
The ministry added that ISIS has been deploying more and more forces to Deir Ezzor.
“Daesh [ISIS] militants are not giving up their efforts to halt the advance of Syrian troops by moving armored vehicles, off-road vehicles with mounted heavy machine guns, arms and ammunition to the Deir Ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] area and by setting up new positions reinforced with artillery systems and mortars,” the statement read.
A convoy of 12 trucks carrying weapons and ammunition and off-road vehicles armed heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons and mortars was destroyed on the road between Deir Ezzor and Rasafa: