MOSCOW, January 25. “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) decided to focus its main efforts on the capture of the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, which is a long time in the siege. This was stated to journalists by the head of the main operations Directorate of the Russian General staff Sergey rudskoy.
According to oppositionists and information center in Baghdad, under the Deir ez-Zor last week, terrorists threw up to 2 thousand people with armored vehicles and cars equipped with large-caliber weapons.
“Before the strikes on the terrorists all the information about the location of objects ISIL (the former name is forbidden in Russia IG – ed.) in the area of Deir-ez-Zor and use them for military purposes were cross-checked across multiple channels, including representatives of the Syrian opposition in the region and unmanned means,” said rudskoy.
As the General noted, parentalias IG in Deir ez-Zor after the loss of the initiative in Western Syria.
Russian aircraft with 30 September 2015 strikes on targets of militants in Syria, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In January, the Russian military announced the start of humanitarian operations in which assistance is delivered, particularly in the besieged Deir ez-Zor.