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Russian Warplanes Strike ISIS Hideouts In Deir Ezzor Following Deadly Attack On Syrian Army Troops

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Russian Warplanes Strike ISIS Hideouts In Deir Ezzor Following Deadly Attack On Syrian Army Troops

A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

In the late hours of April 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out several airstrikes on ISIS hideouts around the town of Huribishah in western Deir Ezzor, according to the Step News Agency.

The airstrikes were likely a response to a recent attack by the terrorist group’s cells on positions of the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF). The local outlet Euphrates Post said that four NDF fighters were killed in the attack.

Last month, the NDF launched a combing operation around Huribishah and the town of Kobajjep. Both towns are located on an important highway linking the city center of Deir Ezzor with the historical city of Palmyra in the eastern Homs countryside.

Despite the operation success, ISIS cells continue to carry out attacks around the two towns. Local observers believe that these attacks are being launched from the last terrorist group stronghold in Syria, the Homs desert.

The vast desert, which lays between western Deir Ezzor and eastern Homs, is sheltering hundreds of ISIS fighters. A recent report even suggested that the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, may be hiding there.

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have not moved to clear the desert yet, likely due to increasing tension around the governorate of Idlib in northern Syria.

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  • John Whitehot

    still nothing on the F-35 that became a submarine in the Japan sea on 9th April.

    • PZIVJ
      • Len Zegelink

        haha

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      and I assume also the pilot become fish food as well.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I heard from an un-identified source that the pilot’s body was recovered and has been consumed in an expensive Sushi restaurant :)

    • Redadmiral

      It appears there were technical difficulties when the Super Stealth MRCA switched to hydro propulsion mode. Wreckage has been been recovered and a spokes person for the Japaneese Air Aqua Defence has suggested that a Russian satellite was bombarding it with ew as it was switching to Hydro propulsion. This has been supported by both Ukraine and British intelligence officials. The US state department has yet to make a statement, however, an unofficial source said if this proves to be true then “the US and its allies, that is ISIS, HTS and all other al Queda affiliates will blow Syria and Iran off the world map.”

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        yes and they do this how? something none understand is that both the russians and the chinese what they waiting for is the americans and allies to make the first move which it be their last. As for why the F35 went down is only that is a piece of junk and not because the russians was using EW, against it.

        • PZIVJ

          Key words in his post are “hydro propulsion mode” and “Japanese Air Aqua Defence”
          It’s good material. :D

          • Astrid Watanabe

            Satire is almost a lost art. Keep it up!

        • Redadmiral

          PA the above piece is satirical. We all know the F-35 is the most expensive piece of shite ever produced by Yanki mic, made to make $billions for their elite

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            k missed that and I guess I went into automatic pilot is been a very long 2 days behind the computers doing serious work.

      • sam_koll

        Maybe they will find Novichok smeared on joystick controls

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    • jm74

      Japs don’t seem too concerned over the pilot; maybe he defected to China or Russia. Military planes don’t just disappear, they have tracking systems installed.

      • PZIVJ

        Hard to track if it is 1500 meters deep, reported that some wreckage was recovered on the surface.

        • jm74

          Military aircraft especially fighter/bomber planes are meticulously monitored and their coordinates are mapped. Japs know where the plane is/was before it disappeared and the debris found could be BS or anything. The pilot is the issue.

    • Sinbad2

      Reuters reported that the F35 has been flying for 20 years and only 2 crashes?
      The Americans have lost their mojo, they can’t even make a phone let alone a reliable plane.

      • Kell McBanned

        Joys of “diversity”

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    it appears to me that all the noise from both sides that they win the war in syria is over rated and to my opinion the real war has yet to begin.

    • Redadmiral

      Well the SAA are keeping a low profile and have been since Ghouta. Also Iran. These two are steadfast allies, Russia’s value in resolving this problem, appears to have come to an end along with the Old Turk. So, where to from here??? Golan has to be a serious objective but can they afford to leave a 30 to 35 thousand zionist controlled army in its rear????

      • RGtz98

        Thats why they have kept training vast amounts of troops and retiring the old ones, thanks to their victories , pretty sure they are already trained enough to take on Idlib, but the Russians are also heavily training them in conventional warfare. (Guess its in case one from the outside tries to intervine) and they have also been receiving lots of equipment

        • Kell McBanned

          The guys they retire can quickly grab their AK and reform if needed

    • Astrid Watanabe

      “….the real war has yet to begin”
      That reminds me, when I first started to read the Kurds own websites [trying to understand them] one of the first statements I read there was: “….they are having WW3 on Syrian soil at the expense of the Syrian people”
      I thought that was accurate, and I keep it in mind.

  • Cheryl Brandon
    • Sinbad2

      Just the US/UK Governments demonstrating they are the biggest cxnts in the world.

  • Ed

    I find it staggering that the SAA are not doing a single thing about the situation here!!! Daesh will only get stronger and very soon they will start taking back territory again. And the SAA seems to be completely powerless to do anything about it!

    • sam_koll

      Daesh will only get stronger and very soon they will start taking back territory again

      The yanks have re-branded Daesh as ” Revolutionary Commando Army” and habouring them at Al Tanf

  • Nowruz

    Big deal… The US is done with supporting ISIS. Last year when ISIS was crucial to the US main in Eastern parts of Deir Ezzor, Russia was no where to be found when the SAA conducted their attacks and became martyrs. ISIS is being replaced with the SDF. When Russia begins attacking their positions then I will applaud them.

    • Astrid Watanabe

      “….ISIS is being replaced with the SDF…..”
      I can’t help but see it too, but I hate it. What a waste of people. I keep whining over it, excuse me.

    • sam_koll

      “The US is done with supporting ISIS” only east of the Euphrates.
      I bet the Yanks are happy to relocate and supply ISIS on Assad’s patch

  • gustavo

    Yes, it looks like SAA is always sleeping.

    • Astrid Watanabe

      It’s a big desert full of hidden caves, perfect for ambush.

      • PZIVJ

        But the ISIS vehicles can be spotted, not so much the motorcycles.
        I do not understand why Syria and Russia have not devoted the resources to clearing this area by now, since the other fronts are pretty much static.

        • Astrid Watanabe

          “….I do not understand why Syria and Russia……”
          I don’t presume to understand anything. Just looking at the devastation of Syria makes me want too cry.

          • PZIVJ

            The situation in Syria is improving, after so many years of conflict supported by other countries to wreck Syria. Along with Libya and others.

          • Astrid Watanabe

            Nice to see refugees coming home, vegetables and herbs in Sweida outdoor markets…
            Life goes on somehow.

  • Sinbad2

    They have to be getting supplies, just track the American helicopters and you will know the location of ISIS.

    • sam_koll

      you just answear the question I have been asking myself. Regarding from where do they can get supplies in the middle of nowhere. Surely they would have run out.

  • Rodolfo

    Since the end of offensive on this region a great pocket domained by ISIS was left freely. The result: hundreads deads within Syrian Army, NDF and other pro-govt groups. In 2017 I pointed out this huge strategic fail. Now It is happening. Sad negligence