For the third day in a row, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS terrorists in central Syria.
According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), on August 23, Russian airstrikes targeted ISIS positions in following areas:
- The eastern Homs countryside;
- The southern and western Raqqa countryside;
- The western Deir Ezzor countryside.
In the last two days, similar airstrikes targeted ISIS terrorists in the Homs desert, that lays between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor as well as in al-Suwayd’s northern desert. The terrorist group’s losses are yet to be revealed.
The recent Russian airstrikes on ISIS in central Syria are likely a response to a recent attack by the terrorist group that claimed the life of a Russian major-general.
A recent report by the SOHR revealed that the Syrian Arab Army was preparing to launch a large-scale military operation against ISIS remnants in the Homs desert. Russian forces will back the operation that will supposedly start soon.