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Syria: Drone shows IS targets heading for Homs struck by Russian airstrikes00:57

Syria: Drone shows IS targets heading for Homs struck by Russian airstrikes

Syrian Arab Republic, Homs
June 1, 2017 at 07:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Ministry of Defence released footage Thursday of Air Force airstrikes hitting self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) convoys in the countryside near Palmyra in Homs governate.

The Ministry of Defence reported the convoy left Raqqa heading towards Homs and Hama.

The attack comes after Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops launched an offensive targeting IS in the same area earlier on Wednesday, with the aim of expelling IS militants from the city of Salamiyah.

Along with the backing of local fighters and Russian Air Force, SAA troops were able to seize various villages in the area, including al-Barghouthiyah, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from the target city of Salamiyah.

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The Russian Ministry of Defence released footage Thursday of Air Force airstrikes hitting self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) convoys in the countryside near Palmyra in Homs governate.

The Ministry of Defence reported the convoy left Raqqa heading towards Homs and Hama.

The attack comes after Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops launched an offensive targeting IS in the same area earlier on Wednesday, with the aim of expelling IS militants from the city of Salamiyah.

Along with the backing of local fighters and Russian Air Force, SAA troops were able to seize various villages in the area, including al-Barghouthiyah, 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from the target city of Salamiyah.

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