Latest military report from Russian Defense Ministry indicate that over 800 terrorists of the ISIL group were killed in Syria as results of an operation conducted jointly by the Syrian government forces.
According to Government forces led by General Suheil al-Hassan, with the massive support of the Russian Air Force, the joint forces successfully managed to eliminate the most efficient and well-armed ISIL unit in the Euphrates River valley near the town of Ghanem al-Ali on August 27, 2017.
During the operation, more than 800 terrorists were killed, 13 tanks, 39 pick-up trucks equipped with large-caliber machine guns, 9 mortars and artillery guns were destroyed during the operation, the document said.
A group of Syrian government forces is currently waging an onslaught at the city of Deiz-ez-Zor along the eastern shore of the Euphrates River with the aim of liberating and pacifying this city and destroying the last stronghold of the ISIL in Syria, according to the ministry.
Deiz-ez-Zor is located in northeastern Syria and has been under the ISIL’s control for several years, with food and other cargoes being delivered only by air transportation.