The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a Daesh terrorist group convoy (banned in Russia) that was heading towards Syrian Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
The ministry also pointed out that Russia’s Aerospace forces had destroyed more than 200 Daesh militants and over 20 vehicles carrying large-caliber weapons, as well as armored vehicles, including tanks.
“The aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed yet another large convoy of IS [Daesh] terrorists, which was heading towards Deir ez-Zor, where international terrorists are trying to regroup and equip their last foothold in Syria,” the ministry’s statement read.
“The destruction of IS in the area of Deir ez-Zor will become the strategic defeat of the international terrorist group in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the statement said.
Recently the government troops liberated the town of As-Sukhnah in the Syrian province of Homs, which was considered to be the “key to Deir ez-Zor” currently besieged by the terrorist group.
The Syrian government forces’ victory in As-Sukhnah is a huge success for Damascus.
The town is located in the Syrian desert. The terrorists gained control over it in 2015 making it an important communication center for the terrorists in areas they control in the provinces of Hama and Homs, as well as the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.