Aviation aerospace forces struck a convoy of militants “Islamic state”* bound in a district of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, eliminated over 200 terrorists. TASS reported on Monday, August 21, the Ministry of defense of Russia.
“Aircraft of Russian air force destroyed another large convoy of ISIL fighters* heading for the district of the city of Deir ez-Zor, where international terrorists are trying to regroup and equip your last foothold in Syria,” – said the Agency.
“Bomber and army aviation of Russian air force destroyed more than 20 all-terrain vehicles with heavy weapons and mortars, and armored vehicles, including tanks. Also destroyed more than 200 militants and heavy trucks with ammunition”, – is spoken in the message.
The Russian defense Ministry said that the militants during the month of August trying to concentrate forces in the province of Deir ez-Zor while the Syrian troops and the Russian space forces squeezed them from the South of the province of raqqa and the West of the province of HOMS. “The defeat of ISIL* in the area of Deir ez-Zor will be a strategic defeat international terrorist groups in the Syrian Arab Republic”, – stressed in the defense Ministry.
Earlier, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called the city of Deir ez-Zor “the main point on the Euphrates”, the release of which “will largely talk about the end of the fight” against terrorists in Syria.
The city of Deir ez-Zor and the airbase, located two kilometers away, are surrounded by terrorists more than three years. A few months ago is militants* managed to cut off communication between the army soldiers in the city and the airbase. Despite the regular attacks of ISIS*, the garrison of Deir ez-Zor continued to hold the Fort.
Food and ammunition military and civilian only get from the air, said RIA “Novosti”. In the city, in contrast to the airbase, can still fly helicopters from Qamishli, who evacuate the wounded and deliver essential items.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.