On Thursday, two ISIS militants were killed in a Russian airstrike, east of Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, eastern Syria.
“The Russian forces carried out an airstrike in the vicinity of al-Masrab town, Deir-ez-Zor, targeting an ISIS hideout and killing two ISIS militants,” a Syrian government officer reported.
The officer mentioned no details concerning the killing of the two militants.
The town of al-Masrab contains dozens of ISIS hideouts where they hid following their military operations in the east of Deir ez-Zor, the officer added.
“The government forces and Iranian-backed militias intend to carry out the ‘largest’ military operation to sweep the Badia region (desert) and chase ISIS militants,” the officer said.
The government forces and Iranian-backed militias control large swaths of the Syrian desert, where several battles have taken place recently with ISIS.
Two days ago, Russian warplanes raided the town of al-Majawdah, east of Deir-ez-Zor, several times as a response to an attack on government forces points by ISIS.
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