• Syrian Air Force heavily pounds Daesh bases near Iraqi borders
    Syrian Air Force heavily pounds Daesh bases near Iraqi borders

The Syrian fighter jets, informed by Iraq's military intelligence, launched massive airstrikes on Daesh positions at the two countries' bordering areas, destroying the terrorist group's most important bases in the region.

The Arabic language Elam al-Harbi news website reported that the Syrian Air Force attacked Daesh bases in Raqqa, Bu Kamal and the village of al-Dashisheh near the Iraqi border which sheltered several notorious commanders of the terrorist group after being informed of their hideouts by the Iraqi intelligence organization.

It also added that after the attacks, one of the terrorists' bases, namely Daesh's Assembly Council, in Raqqa and the group's command center in Bu Kamal were both smashed.

Meantime, the Daesh center for ruling different parts of the militant-controlled areas in Syria's Bu Kamal region was destroyed.

Also, during the operations, a large number of Daesh suicide bombers and foreign militants in the village of al-Dashisheh in the southern parts of Hasaka Province who sought to enter Iraq through Tal al-Safouk border checkpoint were targeted. Early battlefield reports said the terrorists sustained heavy casualties in the strike.

The airstrikes were carried out after a senior Syrian official said that some 5,000 EU nationals are currently fighting in Syria among the ranks of Daesh and other terrorist groups, warning it will be a disaster for European security if the militants are allowed to return home.



Apr 15, 2017 15:43 UTC