BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force conducted a large number of airstrikes over the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Wednesday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) defenses around the Panorama Farms, Brigade 137, Jabal Thardeh, and the provincial capital.
Russian air squadrons from Hmaymim Airbase in Latakia began the day by providing aerial support to the advancing Syrian Armed Forces; they would pave the way for the government units to impose control over the Panorama Farms and several points in the cemetery.
According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Russian Air Force conducted well-over 50 airstrikes on Wednesday, killing and wounding a large number of Islamic State terrorists in the process.
With the Islamic State’s recent setbacks, the Syrian Arab Army has taken advantage of their weak fortifications and launched several attacks to reclaim the territory they lost in the past few weeks to the terrorist forces.
The Islamic State’s large-scale offensive in Deir Ezzor may have been their last chance to make any significant gains in the province, as a large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army arrived to put an end to the terrorist group’s presence around the military airport.