#Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

Russian jets carried out air strikes on 12 Islamic State (IS) group sites in Syria on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Moscow said.

The Russian warplanes hit the region around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and in the provinces of Damascus, Idlib and Latakia, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said the planes hit “logistical infrastructure, command posts, training camps and bases” belonging to IS jihadists in some 20 sorties.

In their first strikes in the region around Deir Ezzor, the jets dropped bunker-busting bombs to destroy two IS command posts, the statement said.The Islamic State group controls most of the Deir Ezzor province and about half of the city and has clashed fiercely with Syrian government forces over a military airport adjacent to the city.

Source: Middle East – Russia says it hit 12 IS group targets in latest Syria strikes – France 24