On Monday morning, the Russian Air Force carried out a number of airstrikes in northern Syria that targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) positions along the imperative Raqqa-Salamiyah Highway, where the aforementioned terrorist group continues to send convoys of militants through in order to reinforce their entrenched fighters inside the Hama Governorate’s eastern countryside.
According to a military source from the Syrian Air Defense, the Russian Air Force struck the terrorist group at their stronghold of Aqayrbat in east Hama at least four times on Monday, destroying a weapons depot that houses much of ISIS’ heavy weaponry used to combat the Syrian Armed Forces inside the Al-Salamiyah District.
In addition to the airstrikes over east Hama, the Russian Air Force hit a number of targets inside the Al-Raqqa Governroate, including the terrorist group’s main base at the Tabaqa Military Airport and their headquarters at the Tabaqa National Hospital; these airstrikes in Tabaqa marked the fourth time this month that the Russian Air Force has struck the terrorist group inside this city.
All-in-all, the Russian Air Force conducted 13 airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Al-Raqqa, while the U.S. led “Anti-ISIS Coalition” carried out two airstrikes near the Tal Abyad border with Turkey on Monday.
Recently, the Russian Air Force has concentrated on the Al-Raqqa and Hama Governorates due to their centralized locations to the terrorist group’s main supply routes.