TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (Press Shia Agency) – After the last major ISIL stronghold in Syria, the town of Abu Kamal, was liberated, Russian Aerospace Forces continue to support the offensive in the Euphrates River Valley conducted by the Syrian army.
The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the strikes by six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers on ISIL targets in Northeasern Syria.
The airstrikes hit terrorists’ strongholds, a number of militants and some armored vehicles with means of reconnaissance confirming the targets’ destruction, reported Sputnik.
This is the third aerial operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria this week.
Successful military actions in Deir ez-Zor and Abu Kamal led to the expulsion of ISIL militants from the province with the west bank of the Euphrates River remaining the only area where ISIL units are currently still operating. According to the Defense Ministry, at the moment Syrian army units are pursuing and eliminating groups of terrorists in the area.
Over past months, as a result of the Syrian government forces’ offensive ISIL terrorist group has lost most of the territory it had occupied during the ISIL rampage across Syria and Iraq in 2014.