Provinces – The Russian Air Force, in cooperation with the Syrian Air Force, launched on Saturday more air strikes against positions of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) terrorist organization, according to a military source.
The source described the air strikes as being “pinpoint” and highly accurate, directly hitting targets and leading to their destruction.
A fortified command center was destroyed in al-Latamneh in the countryside of Hama province, according to the source.
Air strikes in Idleb province destroyed weapons and equipment depots, a vehicle-rigging center, heavy machine guns and a mortar in Jisr al-Shughour and a training camp and weapons and ammunition depots in Maaret al-Nouman.
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced in a press conference that the Russian aircrafts carried out over the past 24 hours 20 sorties attacking 9 ISIS positions in Syria.
“Accurate delivery of a concrete-piercing bomb BETAB-500 launched from a Su-34 aircraft near Raqqa destroyed a hardened command center of one of the illegal armed groups as well as an underground bunker with explosives and ammunition depot,” he said.
“Su-34 tactical bomber engaged an ISIL [ISIS] base near Maaret al-Noumanwith a guided air bomb KAB-500 during a pinpoint strike. According to the objective monitoring data, terrorist fortifications, ammunition and POL depots as well as 7 vehicles were destroyed,” added Konashenkov.
He went on saying that “tactical bombers Su-24M eliminated storage bases for military hardware used by militants for preparation of terrorist attacks” in Jisr al-Shughour district in Idleb.
“Moreover, an airstrike was made against a base of militants at the same district. It completely destroyed depots with ammunition and equipment situated at the base,” he added.
The army targeted dens and cells of ISIS terrorists to the east of Assafira, Job al-Safa, Jaboul, al-ridwaniyah, Ayn Sabeil, al-Baba in the countryside of Aleppo.
The army’s operations ended up with the killing of a number of ISIS terrorists and destroying their vehicles, equipped with heavy machineguns.
Meanwhile, field sources told SANA that an army unit carried out a special operation against terrorists in al-Hatab square of al-Jadidah region in old Aleppo, killing several terrorists and destroying their dens.
More than 150 of ISIS terrorists were killed in operations carried out by units of the army and the armed forces in Deir Ezzor province.
Field sources told SANA that units of the army clashed with the ISIS terrorists on the outskirts of the neighborhoods of al-Rasafa, al-Rashidyia, al-Ommal and al-Sina’a in Deir Ezzor City, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the vehicles and personnel.
The sources added that the ISIS extremist organization detonated three car bombs in the eastern part of Deir Ezzor city in the neighborhoods of al-Sina’a and al-Rasafa.
The sources affirmed that more than 150 of the ISIS terrorists were killed in the army operations in Deir Ezzor and its countryside and a number of their vehicles were destroyed with all the ammunition and machineguns onboard.
The army air force carried out airstrikes against a convoy of vehicles belonging to Takfiri terrorist organizations in the village of Ghadir Abu Sharshouh on the eastern outskirts of the Badiya “desert” in the southern Sweida province.
A number of vehicles were destroyed in the airstrikes while they were moving from the village of Ghadir Abu Sharshouh towards the Eastern Ghota in Damascus Countryside, and a number of terrorists were killed and others were injured.
Units of the army and the armed forces carried out concentrated strikes against positions and dens of the Takfiri terrorist organizations in the southern Daraa province.
Scores of terrorists were killed and their arms and ammunition were destroyed in special operations carried by an army unit against their dens in Enkhil town.
An army unit also destroyed one of the terrorists’ vehicles to the west of Namer town, 22 km to the northeast of Daraa City after monitoring the movements of the terrorists there, as all terrorists onboard were either killed or injured.
Meanwhile, the Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on the social networking websites that a number of their members were killed including terrorist Luqman Jamal al-Badawi, terrorist Mohammad Ma’amoun Issa al-Nasser, and terrorist Ahmed Mohammad al-Nayef.
Army units targeted gatherings and movements of ISIS terrorists to the northeast of Wadi al-Zakara in the surroundings of Tadmur (Palmyra) city in Homs province.
A number of ISIS terrorists were killed and a mortar and amounts of weapons and ammunition were destroyed as a result of the operations.
In the northern countryside of the province, army units targeted terrorists’ hideouts near the bridge of al-Tibeh village and in Taldao in al-Houleh and al-Rastan al-Tahtani, leaving many terrorists dead or injured.