Two Russian journalists from the ANNA news agency – Oleg Blokhin and Igor Dimitriev – were slightly injured after an ISIS armed drone targeted them during their visit to the Deir Ezzor airport.
General Issam Zahr Al-Deen the leader of the Republican Guard in Deir Ezzor visited the two injured journalists in the field hospital and confirmed that the both of them are in good condition
Clashes continue around the Deir Ezzor airport as both government forces and ISIS terrorists are struggling for control of the area linking the airport with the government-held part of the city.
Meanwhile, 3 civilians were killed and another 11 were injured after ISIS shelled the Hrbash neighborhood with mortars.
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and Red Cross dropped over 5 tons of aid for civilians in the city who are suffering from the ISIS siege for more than 2 years.
The SyAAF carried out airstrikes against ISIS positions in Raqqah city after receiving more info from the Iraqi intelligence. The SyAAF destroyed a HQ of ISIS’ Hesbah (religion police) and the ISIS finance ministry building. Airstrikes also destroyed the ISIS Fatwa council inside Raqqah. Two ISIS commanders were killed as a result of to the SyAAF air strike. One of them is “Abu Baker Bin Habib Al-Hakim” a France-Algerian terrorist. He is considered to be the military leader of ISIS in Raqqah .