Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria

Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria

Russian military bombards ISIS targets in Syria

The militants control less than half the city and are encircled on three sides with their backs to the Euphrates River.

Advanced stealth technology is coupled with 18 torpedoes and eight cruise missiles, which Russian Federation claims will allow the craft to strike land, sea and air targets.

As IS continues to lose ground in Syria and Iraq, the extremists recently released a video encouraging fighters to join a campaign in the Philippines near the city of Marawi.

On September 5, Syrian army troops and allied forces broke the three-year siege on Deir ez-Zor.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US -backed alliance of mostly Arab and Kurdish fighters, meanwhile have also launched a separate assault in Deir al-Zor province, which has become Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria.

The extremist group agreed to evacuate territory, for the first time, from a district on the Syria-Lebanon border on August 28.

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The convoy had been stuck in the desert following airstrikes by the U.S-led coalition to prevent its advance.

Both the countries claimed that they should have been killed on the battlefield not moved to the Iraq border. On Thursday, a captive Hezbollah fighter was released.

The U.S. -led coalition struck the road the convoy was traveling on, but said that it did not strike the convoy itself because civilians were present on board.

Meanwhile, a Kurdish-led offensive, backed by the US-led coalition, is underway in the northern part of the province.

The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said buses and vehicles crossed into Deir el-Zour province Wednesday.

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