Syrian desert | Russian jets execute over 150 airstrikes in 48 hours
SOHR activists have documented over 100 airstrikes by Russian jets which targeted ISIS positions in the Syrian desert, while most of these airstrikes hit positions in the eastern countryside of Hama. The Russian airstrikes coincides with ongoing campaigns to search for ISIS cells.
Yesterday, Observatory sources reported that Russian jets have executed nearly 50 strikes in 24 hours, targeting ISIS positions in the Syrian desert, while regime jets executed four other strikes on the same positions. These airstrikes coincided with attacks and ambushes by ISIS, as SOHR sources reported earlier that day a new surprise attack by ISIS members on regime positions near Al-Taym oil field, about 13 km to the south of Deir Ezzor city, where fierce clashes, accompanied by exchange of fire, took place between the two sides, amid confirmed reports of casualties on both sides.
A day earlier, SOHR sources said that fierce clashes continued on several frontlines within the Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle in the Syrian desert, between the Islamic State members on the one hand, and regime forces and loyal militias on the other, in a new surprise attack by ISIS on regime positions in the east of Hama. The clashes were accompanied by exchange of fire between ISIS and regime forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had documented fatalities in this attack, where 19 regime soldiers and loyal militiamen were killed, including 11 militiamen of the local brigade of “Al-Baqir”.