Syrian operation: Russian aviation killed influential ISIS field commanders

According to the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, within past 24 hours, the Russian Aerospace Force destroyed in Syria 120 terrorists coming from Tajikistan, Iraq and North Caucasus, and a team of 60 foreign mercenaries.

“In the strikes on Abu Kamal, the military destroyed a base and about 40 terrorists coming from Tajikistan and Iraq, as well as seven off-road vehicles with high-caliber weapons. Near the Meyadin compound, they destroyed a command post of terrorists and up to 80 militants, including nine militants coming from the North Caucasus. There also, they destroyed 18 off-road vehicles with high-caliber weapons and three arms depots. South of Deir ez-Zor, in the Euphrates Valley, in a strike they destroyed a team of foreign mercenaries of more than 60 people, who came from the CIS, Tunisia, and Egypt. They also destroyed twelve off-road vehicles with installed high-caliber weapons” he said.

Moreover, Konashenkov added that important ISIS commanders, hiding for a long time in Iraq were also killed during the strikes.

“According to information received via several channels and confirmed “on the ground”, influential ISIS field commanders, natives of the North Caucasus: Abu Omar al-Shishani, Alyauddin Al-Shishani and Salahuddin al-Shishani, who were hiding in Iraq for a long time, were destroyed”.

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