Message press service departments:
Russian bomber and army aviation destroyed more than 20 cross-country vehicles with large-caliber weapons and mortars, as well as armored vehicles, including Tanks. Also destroyed more than 200 militants and heavy vehicles with ammunition.
Further, it is reported that the ISIL militants (*), after squeezing out of the Syrian province of Rakka, are trying to concentrate forces in the area of Deir-ez-Zor, the city that remains for a long time under the igilov blockade.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that if the militants were defeated at Deir ez-Zor, such a defeat would be strategic for ISIL in Syria.
Earlier it was noted that serious successes in the fight against ISIL (*) were achieved in connection with the creation of de-escalation zones in the SAR and the concentration of a number of external forces in the fight against a terrorist group.