Less than two days after the Syrian army’s airstrikes against ISIL leaders’ gathering centers in Raqqah province, similar massive strikes were waged against the terrorist groups’ commanders in Deir Ezzur.
Syrian sources reported on Tuesday that the air force targeted an ISIL position in Hatlah town in Deir Ezzur, where leaders of the terrorist group had gathered for strategic coordination.
Early tips from informants in ISIL camps disclosed that a large group of ringleaders, mainly from Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, have been killed in the raid.
The sources named the ringleaders as Abu Qasourah al-Saudi, Mostafa Sharif al-Abdallah, Hamed al-Hamoud, Ahmad Rahal, Ala Mostafa, Walid al-Ma’youf, Sarhan al-Abdallah, Majed Abdussalam and Nawaf al-Basiri.
Syrian fighter jets had hit ISIL positions in Raqqa province and managed to kill tens of high-profile Takfiri commanders in the area on Monday as well.
A senior Syrian military commander, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that tens of terrorists were killed in Ayid Saqir region in Raqqa province on Monday after the Syrian warplanes heavily targeted their positions.
Sham Times news website, meantime, reported that the Syrian security and intelligence forces had obtained intel about the concentration camps of ISIL commanders.
In a similar operation last week, Syrian warplanes killed 140 ISIL terrorists in Raqqa province.
The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.
Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.
The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.