The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out more than 610 airstrikes on ISIS cells and their hideouts in Syria’s central region during November, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on November 30.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the airstrikes claimed the lives of 15 ISIS terrorists and wounded at least 23 others.
The Russian airstrikes on central Syria were carried out in support of Syrian government forces and their allies, who conducted several combing operations in different parts of the region in November.
The most recent wave of airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells located near the strategic Ithriyah-Khanasir highway, which links Hama with Aleppo.
Despite sustaining heavy losses as a result of Russian airstrikes and Syrian combing operations, ISIS cells in the central region will likely go on with their insurgency. Hundreds of the group’s terrorists are still taking shelter in the heart of the region, the Homs desert.
ISIS terrorists in central Syria have been reportedly surviving off supplies provided by US-backed fighters base in the southeastern area of al-Tanf.