Russian Defense Ministry refutes reports about downed helicopter in Syria
08 October, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Ora Austin
Moscow is supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the battle to reclaim swaths of territory it lost in six years of civil war.
"With the support of the Russian aviation regime forces entered Mayadin and took control of several buildings in the West of the city", - quotes the edition the head of the London-based Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, Rami Abdel Rahman.
"According to information received via several channels and confirmed "on the ground", influential Daesh field commanders, natives of the North Caucasus: Abu Omar al-Shishani, Alyauddin Al-Shishani and Salahuddin al-Shishani, who were hiding in Iraq for a long time, were destroyed", Konashenkov said.
Syria's official SANA news agency reported Thursday that army units had engaged Daesh terrorists on the al-Mayadin-Day al-Zawr road and the surrounding areas, inflicting heavy losses on the militants and their military equipment.
This comes as the army has expanded its operations in Deir al-Zour province, after capturing 75 percent of the capital city of Deir al-Zour.
Violence in eastern Syria has escalated significantly in recent weeks as Syrian troops with the help of Russian air cover have been closing in on Mayadeen. Three children and three women were among those killed, the group said Friday, blaming IS for the attack.
The ministry's statement followed a claim by IS-linked Aamaq news agency, which said the group had downed a Russian helicopter south of Shiekh Hilal village in Hama.
Also on Friday, the Russian military accused the United States of turning a blind eye and effectively providing cover to the Islamic State group's operations in an area in Syria that is under US control.
Sheikh Muhammad Amlah, a leader of tribesmen fighters alongside the Syrian army, was cited by the pro-government al-Watan daily on Friday as saying that the army is advancing toward Mayadeen city as well as the area of Muhasan and other areas on the eastern bank of Euphrates River. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that in the last 24 hours, Russian Aerospace forces in Syria were focused on destroying Daesh reinforcements with a large number of foreign mercenaries arriving from Iraq to the region of Abu Kamal along the Syrian-Iraqi border.
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