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Syrian Air Force Shatters ISIL Bases, Weapons, Vehicles in Raqqa

9 June 2016 19:20

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The Syrian warplanes launched several airstrikes on ISIL positions in the Northeastern province of Raqqa, killing dozens of terrorists and smashing their bases, arms and military vehicles, a source said on Thursday.

“The Syrian air force destroyed the ISIL vehicles and strongholds near al-Rasafah, 40km away from Raqqa city,” a military source said.

The source added that tens of ISIL vehicles, some of them armored and equipped with machine guns, were destroyed and tens of militants were killed in the attack.

Also, the Syrian fighter jets destroyed two ISIL bases in the Western parts of al-Rasafah which hosted a large number of weapons, ammunitions and military vehicles equipped with machine guns, killing several ISIL members and injuring tens of others, the source said.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets, in several joint and separate combat flights, targeted the ISIL positions and military columns in different parts of the Northeastern province of Raqqa and inflicted major losses on the militants.

The Russian warplanes struck two convoys of the ISIL military and logistic vehicles near the town of Abu Qabi’a South of Raqqa, which ended in the killing of several militants and destruction of their vehicles.

The ISIL positions in al-Jabari region and in surroundings of al-Tabaqa airbase came under the joint bombardments of the Russian and Syrian fighter jets.

In the meantime, the Syrian air force carried out several sorties targeting gatherings and fortified positions of the ISIL near the town of al-Resafah, which claimed the lives of several militants and destroyed a number of the group’s machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Also reports said yesterday that a long convoy of ISIL fuel tankers moving in the Southwestern roads of Raqqa province was targeted by the Russian fighter jets.

The Russian air fleets tracked and targeted the ISIL several-tanker convoy on a road near the town of al-Mansourah, in which most of the tankers were set ablaze.

In the meantime, several ISIL members were killed or wounded in the bombardments.

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