#ISIS Advancing on #Aleppo Despite #Russian Strikes

Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters advanced Friday to the outskirts of Syria’s second city Aleppo, despite Moscow’s announcement that its raids had killed hundreds of jihadists in just 24 hours, AFP reported.

With Moscow in its 10th day of strikes, the United States announced it would halt its troubled program to build up Syrian rebel units to fight ISIS.Lieutenant General Igor Makushev, deputy head of the Russian General Staff, told reporters that “Su-34M and SU-24SM warplanes hit 60 terrorist targets”.

He said Russia had bombed a command post in ISIS stronghold Raqa, killing two senior commanders and around 200 fighters, according to intercepted radio communications.Strikes on Aleppo killed “some 100 militants”, and other raids struck command posts and training camps in Latakia, Hama and Idlib.

Source: ISIS Advancing on Aleppo Despite Russian Strikes – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva