Russian fighters bomb ISIS hardware near Deir Ez-Zor

ABNA

Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces have destroyed multiple pieces of ISIS’s hardware over two days of operations near the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said 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 statement read.

Syrian government troops, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, continue to encircle militants of the ISIS terrorist group near Akerbat settlement in Syria’s Hama province, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

“Due to the effective actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian government troops continue to encircle ISIS group near Akerbat settlement in Hama province,” the statement read.

Militants from the ISIS terror group have been pulling armored vehicles and munitions to the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“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 area and by setting up new positions reinforced with artillery systems and mortars,” the statement read.

The Russian military said it was destroying ISIS targets round the clock, including hardware, ammo depots and artillery nests.

“A convoy of 12 ISIS trucks carrying weapons and ammunition and off-road vehicles with mounted heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons and mortars was destroyed on the road between Deir Ez-Zor and Rasafe,” the ministry said.

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2 Responses

  1. All fingers crossed that poor Syria doesn’t fall into despair and total destruction, unlike Afghanistan, Somalia, etc.

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