Intense attacks of the Russian Tu-22M3 has allowed government troops to Syria to achieve success in the fight against the militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» (IG banned in Russia) in the region of Deir ez-Zor, there is a tendency to oust the militants, said Russian military expert, chief editor of the magazine «Arsenal Fatherland» Victor murakhovski.
The militants, on 14 January launched an offensive in Deir ez-Zor is located near the air force base in Syria. For several days the terrorists by pulling a large reinforcement from neighboring Raqqa were able to occupy some districts on the outskirts of the city, the territory of the thrown military unit in the suburbs and surrounded the base completely, which is the last Outpost of the Syrian army in Deir ez-Zor.
Since the second half of January, the defense Ministry announced a series of blows Russian bombers Tu-22M3 on objects of Islamic state terrorists in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.
«Now, after amplification, this group (Syrian government forces) gradually begins to squeeze the militants of the sites formerly occupied areas, and to date, there is a tendency that they will manage this corridor, pierced by militants eliminated, including in large measure due to the strikes our videoconferencing and group attacks by bombers Tu-22M3» — said the expert.
He recalled that in Deir ez-Zor are «heavy» fighting with the forces of the is, including those who previously «got away from Mosul and entered the territory of Syria.»
According to the expert, a week ago there was a question about the possible elimination of the groupings of the Syrian government forces. However, thanks to the actions of Russian bombers, the situation was stabilized, and reverse.
«Therefore, the Russian VKS and aircraft Syrian government forces attacked the intense blows. 80-100 sorties a day during that period was when they stopped the advance of gangs of ISIS. Now the situation more or less stabilized, managed to throw helicopters and reinforcements in the form of manpower, weapons, ammunition», — said murakhovski.