RAQQA, Syria (North Press) – War planes reported to be Russian carried out air strikes on sites of ISIS elements in the Syrian government-held southern desert of Syria’s Raqq.
Local sources reported to North Press that explosions occurred as a result of warplanes bombing, which lasted for three hours at midnight on Thursday.
The sources added that an attack carried out by ISIS militants on the government forces’ stationing points in the Zamla field, 50 km south of the town of Mansoura.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that ISIS sleeper cells launched an attack on the villages of Mansoura and Rusafa, south of Raqqa, without information about casualties.
ISIS fighters, who are intensively active in the Syrian Desert, continue to carry out military operations against government forces, by setting up ambushes, laying mines and VBIED, and launching sudden attacks.
Since the beginning of September, at least 38 members of ISIS and 19 government forces have been killed in separate areas of the Syrian Desert.