ISIS End Near: Terrorists Have Only 34 Bases Following Russian Attacks

Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:40:36

Russian airstrikes have played a decisive role in aiding Syrian and Iraqi forces in their fight against ISIS, leaving the terrorist group with only several dozen bases in the two Arab countries, media reports said.

Syrian and Iraqi troops, supported by Russian airstrikes in Syria, have continued to advance on ISIS militants, leaving the terrorist group with just 34 bases in these two Arab countries.

"At present, ISIS only has 34 bases in Mosul, Raqqa, etc. which were many more in number, Mohammad Ali al-Hakim, Managing-Director of Iraq’s al-Nakhil news agency, said."

According to him, the ISIS may finally be destroyed in the foreseeable future.

"The end of the ISIS which has been borne by the westerners is close, he said."

His remarks came as the Syrian and Iraqi armies continued to deliver heavy blows to the ISIS militants, which they have been attacking for the past few days.

On Thursday, it was reported that ISIS had sustained heavy casualties due to Russia’s anti-ISIS airstrikes and its long-range cruise missile attacks from the Mediterranean.

On Saturday, hundreds of ISIS militants reportedly fled the Syrian city of Raqqa; the Russian fighters and long-range bombers have intensified their airstrikes on the strongholds and command centers of the ISIS militants in recent days.

It was also reported that the militants had retreated from the southern areas of Syria’s Hasakah province, north of Raqqa amid the ongoing offensive by the Syrian Army, which has been supported by Russian airstrikes.

According to al-Mayadeen television, which broadcasts in Arabic, ISIS terrorists are moving their families and heavy weaponry from the city of al-Shadadi in the Southern countryside of Hasakah to Deir Ezzur.

 

Terrorists Left With Only 34 Bases Following Russian Airstrikes

On September 30, more than fifty Russian aircraft, including Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 warplanes, commenced precision airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Earlier that day, the Russian upper house of parliament unanimously supported the request of President Vladimir Putin to deploy units of the Russian Aerospace Forces abroad.

Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad confirmed that Syrian Army strikes, supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, were carried out against armed terrorist organizations, not political opposition factions or civilians. Sputniknews reported.

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