Russian Defense Ministry: 40 ISIS terrorists, including four leaders, killed in Deir Ezzor

Moscow, SANA – Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that Russia’s Aerospace Forces killed 40 ISIS terrorists, including four influential leaders, in an airstrike in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor.

“Two Su-34 and Su-35 aircraft of Russia’s Aerospace Forces were scrambled from the Hmeymim air base, which made a pinpoint strike with bunker busting bombs. The air strike destroyed an underground terrorist command post, a communications center and about 40 militants of Daesh,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The statement added that the terrorist leaders Abu Muhammad al-Shimali who was responsible for finance of ISIS terrorist organization and ISIS war minister Gulmurod Khalimov were identified among the dead, along with two other leaders.

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