MOSCOW, Aug. 21 (Press Shia) – The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a convoy of ISIL terrorist group that was heading towards Syria’s Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The ministry also pointed out that Russia’s Aerospace forces had destroyed more than 200 Daesh militants and over 20 vehicles carrying large-caliber weapons, as well as armored vehicles, including tanks.

“The aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed yet another large convoy of IS [Daesh] terrorists, which was heading towards Deir ez-Zor, where international terrorists are trying to regroup and equip their last foothold in Syria,” the ministry’s statement read.

“The destruction of IS in the area of Deir ez-Zor will become the strategic defeat of the international terrorist group in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the statement said.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia