Russian Aerospace Forces have targeted and killed 304 ISIS militants and left more than 170 wounded in airstrikes on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river near Deir ez-Zor, Syria.
In the air raids, seven ISIS terrorist field commanders, including a terrorism coordinator, were killed in Syria on the eastern bank of the Euphrates over the past two days, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday.
“Seven field commanders of various levels were killed, including a native of Kazakhstan, Abu Islam al-Kazaki, who coordinated the actions of Daesh assault units in the Euphrates valley,” Konashenkov said.
Over the past two days, a total of 304 ISIS terrorists have been killed on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the general said, adding that more than 170 of the terrorists have been wounded.
“Over the past two days, the Russian Aerospace Forces continued to destroy the Daesh group on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. Confirmed losses of terrorists in the area totaled 304 militants killed and more than 170 wounded,” he said.
Russian fighter jets have also destroyed an ISIS center for the training of foreign mercenaries, killing about 40 militants from the North Caucasus, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.
Russia, Iran and local fighters have been assisting the Syrian government in its fight against terrorist groups.