Russian jets kill over 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

Islamic State is concentrating its forces around Deir al-Zor after being pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province.

world Updated: Aug 22, 2017 00:25 IST
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A view shows damaged buildings in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria February 19, 2014.(Reuters File Photo)

Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.

Islamic State is concentrating its forces around Deir al-Zor after being pushed out of the south of Raqqa Province and the west of Homs Province by Syrian land forces and the Russian air force, the ministry said.

It said its planes had also destroyed the militants’ military equipment. It did not say when the strike took place.

First Published: Aug 21, 2017 13:43 IST