2715577 10/09/2015 A Su-34 fullback bomber performs air strikes in the provinces of Raqqah and Aleppo (screen shots from a video posted by the Russian Defense Ministry on its YouTube channel)./Министерство обороны РФ

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.

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jojo
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This is good but they need to turn it up another notch. Try over 100 airstrikes per day for a week, and then assess the state of ISIS in the area.
Also bomb ISIS in a wider area where they may have stashes of supplies and reserves.

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Daeshbags Sux

A Tu-95 can do 120 strikes in seconds…

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Nestor Arapa

Pregunto no habrá bombas mas poderosos para acabar en bloque con los terroristas sobre todo en la zona desértica que no afectar a la población civil???

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Air power could not stop IS in Palmyra but seems they commit more resources now.

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When the SAA pulled back from Palmyra, because of the ISIS attack they withdrew the civilian population – so the re-taking of Palmyra could be swift with huge aerial bombing prior to troop movement.

Sadly, this is not the case in Deir Ezzor , where many civilians are under siege by the rats and thus avoiding bombing, because the SAA will not bomb civilian areas.

Bart
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Also DZ has better trained defenders then where at Palmyra. But iT Will be Some difficult days ahead.

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The same in Palmyra ! Kill all that bastards !

Brad Isherwood
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Is Russia running bomber opps from the Iranian
Airbase?

Marko
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Does anyone has a number of terrorists invoved in attack?