Syrian Regime Forces have captured ISIS Military Capital, Russia Kills 60 ‘Foreign Mercenaries’

  • Russia Kills 60 ‘Foreign Mercenaries’ISIS’s

    • Military Capital Breached by Syrian Regime Forces

      •  Syrian Regime Forces have captured ISIS Military Capital

        • Moscow
          is supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the battle
          to reclaim swaths of territory it lost in six years of civil war

Syrian government forces have entered one of the final bastions of
the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in the country, supported by
the Russian air force who said it had killed 60 “foreign mercenaries” in
one day of strikes.
They entered the eastern town of Mayadeen on
Friday. It is located in the province of Deir Ezzor and is viewed as the
group’s new capital as it loses its grip on the eastern city of Raqqa
in the face of an offensive by a Kurdish-Arab coalition backed by the
U.S.-led coalition.
“A command post of the terrorists and up to 80
(IS) fighters including nine natives of the Northern Caucasus were
destroyed in the area of Mayadeen,” the Russian Defense Ministry said,
AFP news agency reported.
It
said that its strikes killed 120 ISIS fighters and that 60 of them were
foreign fighters from the former Soviet republics, Egypt and Tunisia.
Moscow
is supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the battle
to reclaim swaths of territory it lost in six years of civil war.
Russia has given Damascus the support of military advisers on the
ground, special forces and air support, enabling regime forces to retake
key population centers, including Aleppo, Syria’s second city.
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A picture taken during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed
Forces on September 15, shows a Russian soldier standing guard in a
central street in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Dominique Derda/AFP/Getty
Last
month, ISIS claimed the capture of two Russian soldiers, last week
releasing a proof of life video of the pair. Moscow denied that any of
its soldiers had been captured by ISIS.
Assad and his allies in
Moscow and Tehran have now turned their attention to the eastern Syrian
cities of Mayadeen and Deir Ezzor in a bid to remove ISIS from the
territory that the group has held since its rise in mid-2014.
Russian
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in August that the recapture of
Deir Ezzor would “say a lot, if not everything, about the end of the
battle with [ISIS]” in an interview with Russian state broadcaster
Rossiya 24.
ISIS has retained control of the Iraq-Syria border
near Mayadeen for three years, using the area to move its fighters and
resources between the two countries, which militant leader Abu Bakr
al-Baghdadi declared to be a caliphate for the world’s Muslims in July
2014.
The Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year, allowed the
group to flourish. The conflict has cost the lives of 400,000 people,
displaced millions internally and externally, and created one of the
greatest humanitarian disasters in modern history.

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