Syrian desert | Squadron of Russian fighter jets target several ISIS positions • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian desert | Squadron of Russian fighter jets target several ISIS positions

SOHR activists have reported seeing a squadron of Russian fighter jets flying to the Syrian desert where it started a new round of airstrikes on ISIS positions, particularly the eastern countryside of Hama in Hama-Aleppo-Al-Raqqah triangle. Six Russian jets consecutively executed intensive strikes as a part of Russia’s attempts to put an end to escalating ISIS operations.


Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that the Islamic State continued to drain the Syrian regime, allied militias and its Russian ally, where the regime forces were being drained by operations, ambushes and surprise attacks carried out by ISIS members, inflicting great human losses on regime forces in different areas in the Syrian desert.


While the Russians were drained by the large amount of airstrikes that Russian jets executed on a daily basis, which did not result in great losses among the organization’s members.


In this context, Observatory activists documented the death of 18 ISIS members in more than 130 Russian airstrikes on the Syrian desert in 24 hours. Russian jets carried out 30 raids, on Saturday, killing seven ISIS members, while on Friday, 100 airstrikes were carried out, killing 11 members of the organization.


The airstrikes were concentrated on the eastern countryside of Hama, specifically on the Ethraya frontline and the Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah triangle.


A day earlier, SOHR activists 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 coincided with ongoing campaigns to search for ISIS cells. On Thursday, Observatory sources reported that Russian jets have executed nearly 50 strikes in 24 hours, targeting ISIS positions in the Syrian desert.

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