As reports speak of a slight easing of the crisis facing the Syrian troops besieged in the eastern desert town of Deir Ezzor, reports confirm a further heavy Russian air strike on ISIS positions near the town.
For the first time since Moscow came to the aid of Syria over a year ago, Russian TV has shown never before seen footage of the country’s most elite military unit assisting the Syrian army in combat against ISIS.
Reports throughout the day confirm rapid Syrian army advances, and more mass surrenders of Jihadi fighters, as Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko appears to rule out ceasefire or further talks.
Russia played a crucial role in liberating ancient Palmyra from ISIS in the spring of this year, and making sure the world knew about it. Moscow will therefore stop at nothing to prevent its recapture by the terrorists.
As reports confirm capture of more Jihadi controlled districts of eastern Aleppo by Syrian army, US and Al-Qaeda said to accept Russian demand that all Jihadis must quit the city within a 48 hour period.
Syrian army recaptures district of Tariq al-Bab from Al-Qaeda led Jihadis in Aleppo, further reducing size of Jihadi led pocket and opening the road from Aleppo to the government controlled Aleppo airport.