Syria strikes killed hundreds, says Russia

Posted: October 5, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Russia’s military says its air strikes in eastern Syria this week killed more than 300 Islamic State militants.

Russia has been a major backer of Syria’s President Bashar Assad whose government troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour against IS under the cover of Russian air strikes.

Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that its air strikes just outside Deir el-Zour, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, killed more than 304 IS fighters and left more than 200 wounded.

The ministry says the strikes also hit and destroyed an IS training centre, as well artillery positions, tanks and ammunition depots belonging to the militants.

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