October 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian Defense Ministry has said that over a 180 ISIS terrorists have been killed over the past 24 hours, including prominent Chechen commander.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on on Saturday through a statement that an air raid near the city of Abu Kamal in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor targeted an ISIS outpost, killing some 40 terrorists from Tajikistan and Iraq dead and destroying 7 vehicles with machine guns mounted on them.
In Mayadeen, a separate strike killed up to 80 terrorists, including nine from the Northern Caucasus, and destroyed 18 vehicles and three ammunition depots, he explained.
To the south of Deir Ezzor city “a group of over 60 foreign mercenaries originating from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, Tunisia, and the Arab Republic of Egypt” were eliminated, he added.
“After additional reconnaissance and confirmation of the objectives by the Russian command in Syria, we planned an operation to destroy ISIS command posts, manpower, and armored vehicles of in this area by the missile and airstrikes,” Konashenkov said.
He also said that Russia obtained information that “influential Daesh field commanders, natives of the North Caucasus: Abu Omar al-Shishani, Alyauddin Al-Shishani and Salahuddin al-Shishani” were among some of the dead.
This would prove most bizarre as ISIS reported Abu Omar al-Shishani dead in July 2016.