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Russian, Syrian warplanes unleash all-out attack on ISIS in northeast Hama as army prepares to eliminate pocket
[ALMASDARNEWS] Russian and Syrian airpower has stepped up its attacks against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
turbans across territory held by the terrorist group in the country’s northwest ‐ namely in the province of Hama.

The Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Arab Air Force are now shifting their focus away from attacking armed rebel groups in eastern Idlib province towards hitting ISIS in northeast Hama.

At the present time, the terrorist group maintains a bastion in northwest Syria ‐ mostly based in Hama, but also very small parts of Aleppo and Idlib ‐ that is over one thousand square kilometers in size and within which it possess about 100 towns and villages.

The region has been fully encircled by the Syrian Arab Army, thus already containing any further expansion by ISIS.

Furthermore, the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary groups have already made a number advances against the pocket over the last week, capturing about a dozen towns and villages ‐ however, the real blow is yet to come.
Posted by:Fred