Russian Air forces Supported Kurdish forces in Deir Ezzor province with 672 combat flights
Russia’s Aerospace Force has carried out 672 combat flights, hitting over 1,450 targets in the eastern part of Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, to provide support to militia units formed by the eastern Euphrates tribes and the Kurds, a source in the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria told reporters on Monday.
“In order to support the offensive conducted by the people’s militia formed by the eastern Euphrates tribes and the Kurdish militias, the Russian Aerospace Force carried out 672 sorties, hitting more than 1,450 targets,” Russian Major General Yevgeny Poplavsky said at the first meeting of the Committee for administration of the eastern Euphrates areas.
The general added that the militia units’ activities on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River were being coordinated by the command of the Russian troops deployed to Syria.
Poplavsky also said that “the eastern Euphrates tribes’ militia units are completing the operation against the ISIL [the former name of the Islamic State terror group outlawed in Russia – TASS] terrorists in the eastern part of the Deir ez-Zor province.”