The month of October has not been kind to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), as the terrorist organization find themselves under attack by 4 out of the 5 members of the United Nations Security Council inside both Syria and Iraq.

However, unlike the previous 8 months of this large-scale Middle Eastern war, ISIS is not only being attacked by the U.S. led “Anti-ISIS Coalition”, but also, the Russian Federation – who has now began their own coalition to combat the terrorist group inside Syria’ vast desert landscape.

The Russian Air Force has been relentless with their airstrikes inside Syria, hitting numerous ISIS targets in the provinces of Al-Raqqa, Aleppo, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Al-Hasakah, while also providing the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies with much needed air cover.

As a result of these Russian airstrikes, ISIS has been unable to travel untouched across the country; this has become a serious issue for the terrorist group, as they are unable to reinforce or resupply their embattled combatants fighting on a number of volatile fronts inside Syria.

One day after reports surfaced of ISIS fighters and their families fleeing Deir Ezzor to the neighboring Iraqi province of Al-‘Anbar in order to evade the Russian airstrikes, more of the terrorist group’s fighters and their families have reportedly fled the province of Al-Raqqa for safe quarters.

These reports were confirmed by ISIS social media activists on Sunday after the Russian Air Force continued to pound their positions around the Al-Tabaqa Military Airport and the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

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Crippling ISIS’ ground resources is imperative to the Russian military command, who sees the terrorist group’s strength in their numbers and ability to mobilize inside Syria.

 

 

 

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