Russian intervention in Syria 76 months on | Russian fighter jets conduct more than 650 raids in Syrian desert, kill and wound nearly 75 of ISIS members • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russian intervention in Syria 76 months on | Russian fighter jets conduct more than 650 raids in Syrian desert, kill and wound nearly 75 of ISIS members

At a time when Russia’s plans are proceeding with their 76th consecutive month of involvement in the Syrian crisis, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored and tracked the recent developments during the fourth month of the seventh year of the Russian intervention in Syria.

In the 76th month of military operations in Syria, SOHR activists have documented that more than 700 Russian air raids in the (de-escalation zone) have caused the death of four civilians (a woman and three children), 31 ISIS combatants and the wounding of 45 other members of the organisation.

SOHR activists have documented the death of 20,978 people since September 30, 2015 till January 30, 2021 as follows:
• 8,683 civilians: 2,108 children under 18-year-old, 1,321 females under 18-year-old and 5,254 men and male adults.
• 6,070 ISIS members.
• 6,225 of rebel factions, Islamists, Hyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkistan Islamic Party.
• Two combatants of Arab and foreign nationalities.

SOHR activists have monitored the usage of “Thermite” substance in the Russian air attacks. It is worth noting that the “Thermite” substance is composed of aluminum powder and iron oxide, and causes burns because it continues to ignite for about 180 seconds, and it is inside the bombs used by Russian warplanes in recent weeks of bombing the Syrian territory, it is a cluster incendiary bombs, its type is “RBK-500 ZAB 2.5 SM” which weighs about 500 kg (about 1100 pounds) dropped by the military aircrafts, and carry small sized bombs anti-individuals and anti-vehicles of the type ((AO 2.5 RTM)), between 50 -110 small sized bombs stuffed with “Thermite”, which outpour out of it when they explode, the range of this anti-individuals and anti-vehicles bombs is between 20-30 meters.