September 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
The Russian Defense Ministry revealed on Saturday that nine armored vehicles belonging to ISIS have been destroyed in the last two days by the Russian air force.
“Within the last two days, the Russian aircraft destroyed nine armored vehicles, including two tanks, 6 artillery positions, one self-made MRLS, three depots, a command station and more than 20 trucks carrying fuel, weapons and ammunition,” the Russian ministry said.
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“On a road connecting Deir ez-Zor and Rasafe, the military destroyed a big convoy of the IS twelve trucks with ammunition and weapons, as well as off-road vehicles with installed high-caliber machine guns, anti-aircraft guns and mortars,” the Defense Ministry added.
“With the effective support from the Russian Aerospace Force, the Syrian governmental forces continue tightening the circle around the IS grouping near Akerbat in the Hama Province,” the ministry said. “Russian aircraft Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-35 destroy newly revealed objectives of the IS terrorists.”
“The time between identifying a goal and destroying it is a few minutes,” the Defense Ministry said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.