BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has conducted nonstop airstrikes over the Deir Ezzor Governorate today, hitting several Islamic State targets around this desert province in eastern Syria.
Russian jets began launching airstrikes immediately over Deir Ezzor after the Islamic State terrorists seized the provincial cemetery and Jirayah village yesterday afternoon.
With the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) pinned down at the military airport, the Russian Air Force has been providing them with necessary air cover to drive back the Islamic State terrorists and recover lost points.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Air Force has conducted over 85 airstrikes today, with most of the attacks taking place in the western countryside of the province.
The Russian Air Force is still conducting airstrikes at this moment, destroying a number of Islamic State vehicles, while also forestalling the terrorist group’s progress near the provincial capital.