The Russian Air Force has made it no secret that they are targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) around Syria’s vast desert landscape; however, western publications have attempted to depict the Russian military initiative in Syria as a war against the U.S. backed rebel forces combatting the government of President Bashar Al-Assad.
To counteract this opinion, the Russian Air Force launched 14 airstrikes above ISIS’ capital on Friday, striking the terrorist group at the Tabaqa Military Airport, Tabaqa National Hospital, and numerous sites inside Raqqa City.
Among the Russian Air Force’s targets in Raqqa City was a command-and-control center for ISIS officers and a storage depot that reportedly contained a large cache of rockets, mortar shells, assault rifles, IED materials and ammunition.
Following a series of airstrikes in the Al-Raqqa Governorate, the Russian Air Force turned its attention to the desert province of Deir Ezzor, where they struck the terrorist group once again near the Iraqi-Syrian border before heading north towards Al-Hasakah Governorate.
The Russian Air Force would bombard the ISIS stronghold of Al-Shadadi for the second time in 24 hours, destroying another hideout belonging to the terrorist group.
The Russian Air Force struck the terrorist group one last time on Friday, hitting an ISIS convoy along the Raqqa-Deir Ezzor International Highway before dusk settled over eastern Syria.