Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria

  • Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria

Russian Federation fires cruise missiles at IS militants, equipment in Syria

All targeted objects were hit, the ministry said.

In a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, dated September 6, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has dedicated the victory in Deir ez-Zor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian government and nation.

On Thursday, the pro-government forces declared that they were closing in at the extremists from three sides along the river, pounding al-Bogheliyah neighborhood on the northwestern edge of the city.

Last week the Syrian Arab Army fought its way to the outskirts of the city, breaking a three-year siege by ISIS.

ISIS, which has suffered significant losses in Syria and Iraq has launched a race for control of the border with Iraq, now still in the militants' hands.

American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are also fighting near the city, advancing from the north bank of the Euphrates river, while Assad's forces move in from the south. "The targets were 500 kilometers to 670 kilometers away".

The relocation came in exchange for ISIS-held prisoners and the remains of Lebanese soldiers captured in 2014.

Separate suspected Russian and US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Deir Ezzor province killed at least 39 civilians on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

The advances against Islamic State, another blow to its control over territory it held for years as part of a self-declared caliphate, has raised concerns that it would bring the SDF into closer proximity to the Syrian government side, which is backed by Russian Federation and Iran.