The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has suffered a significant loss of life and equipment due to the airstrikes conducted by the Russian Air Force; this has forced many of the terrorist group’s combatants to move their families to safer quarters inside the Iraqi provinces of Al-‘Anbar and Nineveh in order to evade the swarming fighter jets.
Recently, the terrorist group has taken an old approach to evading the relentless Russian airstrikes – they have chosen to find shelter in residential apartments because the Russian Air Force does not target these buildings.
This information was provided to the Shaytat Tribesmen by the local civilians in Deir Ezzor City; more specifically, the residents of the Al-Husseiniyeh District, who have been harassed by the terrorist group for a number of months now.
The Russian Air Force confirmed this information to the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division at the Deir Ezzor Military Airport after they reviewed the footage from their reconnaissance drones that are operating around the Deir Ezzor countryside.
ISIS has used civilian shield tactic before; however, in the past, it did not stop the U.S. led “Anti-ISIS Coalition” from striking their positions around Syria and Iraq.