Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated 304 militants of ISIL terrorist group (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river over the past two days, said Major General of the Russian Federation Army Igor Konashenkov, Chief Spokesman of the Defense Ministry on October 3, TASS news agency reports.
Seven field commanders, 40 fighters from the North Caucasus, mobile snipers terrorist group were taken out. More than 170 militants were injured.
The airstrikes destroyed a training center for foreign mercenaries, three terrorists’ command posts, nine strongholds, and four ammunition depots. Eight tanks, three artillery systems, 17 off-road vehicles with large-caliber weapons were destroyed in two days, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The anti-terrorist operation of the Russia’s Aerospace Forces in Syria began on September 30, 2015. As of September 22, 2017, more than 30,000 sorties were flown, delivering 92,000 strikes, destroying nearly 58,000 terrorists, according to the Defense Ministry.
Russian Aerospace Forces continue providing support to Syrian Government forces in destroying ISIL (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) militants in Syria. At the moment, the Syrian army has stepped up the strikes against terrorists in the Euphrates valley and pushing towards the city of Mayadin, which is now the main stronghold of Islamists. The goal of the offensive is to create an additional pressure on ISIL (an organization banned in Russia) in order to force the radicals to move their forces from the area of the Palmyra-Deir ez-Zor route (the main supplying route of the city of Deir ez-Zor), where several villages were recently captured, to the Euphrates valley . In addition, the goal of strikes is to create a powerful foothold for deploying additional forces in order to take control of oil fields on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. At the same time, the Syrian Government Forces want to reach the Iraqi border before the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency