Twenty-one ISIS militants killed by Russian raids in Syria, Observatory for Human Rights says
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced today, Saturday, that 21 ISIS militants have been killed in Russian raids in the Badia region in south-eastern Syria. The observatory reported, quoting local sources, that Russian jets continue their airstrikes on various positions in the Syrian desert, executing at least 130 airstrikes, in the last 24 hours, targeting ISIS positions in the Aleppo-Hama-Raqqah triangle and the deserts of Deir ez-Zor and Homs. Where a squadron of Russian fighter jets consecutively pounded these areas.
The Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War began in September 2015, after an official request by the Syrian government for military aid against rebel groups.Since 24th of March 2019, SOHR has documented the killing of at least 1,323 regime soldiers and loyalists of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, including at least two Russians, and 145 Iranian-backed militiamen of non-Syrian nationalities. All were killed in attacks, bombings and ambushes by the “Islamic State”, west of Euphrates in the deserts of Deir Ezzor, Homs, and Al-Suwaidaa.
The intervention initially involved airstrikes by Russian aircraft deployed to the Hmeimim base against targets primarily in north-western Syria, and Syrian opposition militant groups opposed to the Syrian government, including the Syrian National Coalition, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda in Syria) and the Army of Conquest. Also, Russian special operations forces and military advisors are deployed to Syria. Before the intervention, Russian engagement in the Syrian Civil War had mainly consisted of supplying the Syrian Army with arms and equipment. At the end of December 2017, the Russian government announced that its troops would be deployed to Syria permanently.
Although Syria is Shiite, there are large numbers of Sunnis in the country. After the so-called Arab Springs, Sunnis Turkey, and Saudi Arabia lobbied to infiltrate Syria and strongly support the Syrian Sunni opposition, allegedly Democrats (Free Syrian Army) who took money from the retrograde Wahhabi monarchy.
The US and its allies took advantage of the fire to give a hand to those who fought the legal Syrian government. Damascus was initially unable to cope with the situation. Faced with escalation, Damascus first turned to Tehran, Baghdad, and other Shia forces for external support. Iran and Iraq offered help to defend the common Shiite arch, helping the Syrian government in the best possible way: at that point, the real Syrian civil war broke out.
Mercenary regiments (contractors) and volunteers from Western countries, all part of ISIS, also played a decisive role. They had sophisticated weapons and extremely strong combat effectiveness: government forces defended themselves as much as they could, with no possibility of a counterattack. ISIS in the Syrian territories carried out the exterminations of Shiites and Christians, bought and sold slaves and collaborating with Western contractors, illegally traded human organs and oil. Subsequently, Russia, the Lebanese forces of Hezbollah, the Al-Quds brigade of Iran, and the Shiite volunteers and units of the army of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), have pushed back the Isis forces and the Western coalition.
As ISIS withdrew, the US proposed an armistice agreement in Syria to the Security Council, which was jointly rejected by China and Russia, as ISIS must be completely ousted from Syria.Now there is no longer anyone willing to believe that Isis and Els were fighting for freedom and the vote in Syria. The advance of the legitimist coalition and the pressure of the US public opinion sees where the rottenness is and has forced the White House to leave the Syrian battlefield.