81st month of Russian military operation in Syria | Over 300 airstrikes kill and injure over 40 ISIS fighters in different areas across desert
The Russian forces completed their 81st month of military operations in Syria. In the ninth month of the 7th year of Russia’s intervention in Syria, SOHR activists documented no civilian deaths by Russian airstrikes.
During the 81st month of Russia’s military operations in Syria, SOHR activists documented nearly 370 airstrikes executed by Russian fighter jets on ISIS positions in the Syrian desert, which left 19 ISIS members dead and 22 other members injured.
Between the 30th of September 2015 and the 30th of June 2022, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 21,078 persons. The breakdown of fatalities is as follows:
8,683 civilians: 2,108 children under the age of eighteen, 1,321 females over the age of eighteen, 5,254 men and young people
6,170 ISIS members
6,225 fighters of rebel and Islamic Factions, Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, the Islamic Turkestani Party, and fighters of Arab and foreign nationalities.
SOHR sources have reported that Russia used the “Thermite-type explosives” in their airstrikes, a substance composed of aluminium powder and iron oxide which causes burns as it continues to ignite for about 180 seconds; some of the bombs used by Russian jets on the Syrian territory were loaded with this substance.
It has been discovered that they are “RBK-500 ZAB 2.5 SM” cluster incendiary bombs each weighed about 500 kg (about 1100 pounds) and they were dropped by military aircraft. They carried anti-individuals and anti-vehicles small sized bombs of the type (AO 2.5 RTM), loaded with 50 to 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 reaches 20 to 30 metres.