BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their aerial campaign over the Syrian Desert on Saturday, targeting the Islamic State’s main oil supply route between the eastern countryside of Homs and Al-Raqqa.
Russian jets began launching airstrikes during the wee hours on Saturday, when the Islamic State’s oil supply trucks travel to Al-Raqqa Governorate from the eastern parts of the Homs and Hama governorates.
The Russian Air Force was able to score several direct hits on a small Islamic State oil convoy traveling north of the ‘Arak Gas Fields, causing a massive explosion that could be heard from several kilometers away.
Not long after hitting this convoy, the Russian Air Force struck the Islamic State’s positions along Sukhanah-Palmyra Road, killing and wounding several terrorists at a local gathering point.
Despite decreasing the size of their force in Syria, Russia will continue to target the Islamic State’s positions until they are no longer present inside the country.