In Syria, government troops backed by Russian Military space forces are on the offensive against the militants of banned terrorist group “Islamic state” (LIH). This was stated at a briefing head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy, reports “RIA Novosti”.
The representative of the General staff noted that, according to the Russian side, in the area of Palmyra was thrown a large quantity of explosives “to destroy the ISIS terrorists of the world historical heritage in the city.”
Rudskoy added that the actions of the US-led coalition near Mosul in Iraq “has been reduced to squeezing in the Eastern part of Syria a significant force of ISIS”. According to Rudskoy, LIH, transferring the firearms, explosives, and manpower in the direction of Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor and the border with Turkey the city of al Bab.