Russian jets kill over 200 IS militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor

Russian Aerospace Forces Destroy Daesh Convoy Heading To Syrian Deir ez-Zor

Russian Aerospace Forces Destroy Daesh Convoy Heading To Syrian Deir ez-Zor

"Over 200 militants were also eliminated", the ministry said in a statement.

"Bombers and military aviation from the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed over 20 off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber weapons and grenade launches, as well as armored vehicles, including tanks, and heavy-load trucks carrying ammunition", it added.

"The Russian military aviation eliminated another large convoy of militants from the ISIL (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia), as they were heading to Deir ez-Zor, where worldwide terrorists are trying to re-group and set up their last stronghold in Syria", the statement said, the Tass news agency reported.

The Russian ministry said the destruction of IS in the area of Deir ez-Zor is a "strategic defeat" for the global terrorist group in Syria.

The official statement claims that Russian jets have conducted airstrikes against a large Islamic State column during its heading towards the city of Deir Ezzor.

Lst week, the IS divisions were pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province and the west of Homs Province, so far IS is concentrating its forces around city Deir al-Zor.

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