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Russian defense Ministry: Russian aircraft destroyed in Syria, the two commanders and 180 is militants

The Russian defense Ministry on Saturday, June 17, announced the elimination of Syria’s two field commanders of the terrorist group «Islamic state» and 180 fighters.

According to the report, in early June, the Russian military is using unmanned aerial vehicles spotted training groups of ISIS to attack on the position blocked in the city dir al-Zur garrison of government troops.

«As a result of pre-emptive air strikes on 6 and 8 June, the Russian space forces caused by objects IG militants were eliminated field commanders of ISIS, Abu Umar al-Beliki and Abu Yasin al-Masri. In addition, destroyed about 180 militants, 16 units of automotive and armored vehicles, one artillery piece, four control room, a warehouse of weapons and ammunition», – quotes the message of the Russian defense Ministry, the Agency «Interfax».

The siege of dir al-Zura, located in the East of Syria, continues in 2014. The Eastern part of the city captured by the forces of ISIS; the Western and southern regions, as well as a military airfield under the control of Bashar Assad’s troops, said TASS.

On the eve of the defense Ministry reported that through various channels to verify information about the killing of the leader of the «Islamic state» Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a result of the impact of the Russian aircraft may 28 in the southern suburbs of Raqqa.

Victims of this strike, the Russian aircraft became a high-ranking militants, were part of the «military Council» of the IG, and about 330 of terrorists, RIA Novosti reported.

We will remind that on June 11, Syria’s state television reported on the elimination in raqqa leader of the IG Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Sources in Damascus said that al-Baghdadi was killed in an airstrike. Who were carried out this attack, was not specified.

The leadership of the IG has not yet confirmed nor commented on this information.

Russian defense Ministry: Russian aircraft destroyed in Syria, the two commanders and 180 is militants 18.06.2017

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