A group of extremists planned to break into the city of Deir ez-Zor. As explained in Department, in early June the Russian military using drones spotted training groups IG, which were going to attack the surrounding of Deir-ez-Zor garrison of government troops.
According to the defense Ministry, during the two strikes had eliminated the warlords of ISIS, Abu Umar al-Beliki and Abu Yasin al-Masri. "In addition, destroyed about 180 militants, 16 units of automotive and armored vehicles, one artillery piece, four control room, a warehouse of weapons and ammunition", — is spoken in the message.
The siege of Deir ez-Zor continues in 2014. Its Eastern part occupied by ISIS gangs*. The Western and southern regions, as well as a military airfield under the protection of soldiers of the government forces.
On the eve of the defense Ministry reported the likely liquidation of the Russian aircraft in Syria of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.