Russian airstrike destroys bunker with senior ISIS commanders near Deir ez-Zor

Russian airstrike destroys bunker with senior ISIS commanders near Deir ez-Zor

Some 40 Islamic State terrorists, including the so-called “emir of Deir ez-Zor” are said to have been killed as Russian warplanes struck and wiped out an underground command center and communication unit near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said, RT reports.

Russia’s Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets scrambled from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria’s Latakia province hit a high-profile gathering of Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) field commanders on September 5, the ministry said. It noted that the Russian Air Force was acting upon the intelligence it received from several sources indicating that a meeting of senior IS militants was about to take place in one of the underground command centers on the outskirts of Deir ez-Zor.

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