Syrian desert | Russian and regime jets execute over 35 strikes on ISIS positions, along with combing operations
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored 21 Russian fighter jets and two others affiliated to the Syrian regime flying over the Syrian desert, along with executing more than 35 airstrikes on ISIS positionson the administrative borders of Al-Raqqah, Hama and Homs. No casualties have been reported so far.
The intensive airstrikes coincided with ongoing combing operations by Russian and regime ground troops in several sectors in the region.
On December 7, Observatory sources reported intensive airstrikes by Russian fighter jets on ISIS positions in the Syrian desert at Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle, along with tit-for-tat clashes between ISIS members on one side, and regime forces and loyalists on the other.
On December 4, SOHR sources said that military operations were underway in different areas in the Syrian desert between regime forces and loyalists on one hand, and ISIS on the other. The violent clashes were mostly concentrated in frontlines of Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle, while fighting subsides in Deir Ezzor and Homs deserts.
It is worth noting that ISIS steps up its operations, including the attacks, ambushes and explosions, seeking to maintain its presence in the region. Meanwhile, regime forces, backed by Russian air support, are attempting to put an end to ISIS activities.