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Syria, new round of Russian raids against the Islamic State in Badia

New round of Russian raids against the Islamic State in Badia in the Aleppo-Hama-Raqqa triangle

Russia insists on air strikes on Islamic State militiamen in the Badia desert, despite the fact that so far they have proved ineffective. In the past few hours, Moscow fighters have again attacked jihadist positions in the Aleppo-Hama-Raqqa triangle. In parallel, the Syrian army (SAA) and allied militias are preparing for a new offensive on the ground. In addition, they launched small operations to eliminate IS pockets near their bases in Deir Ezzor. The maneuvers should involve from the al-Tebni desert and Abu Kamal to Mayadeen. This is due to the fact that terrorist ambushes are dangerously approaching the infrastructure.

The strategy, however, has so far proved ineffective. In 2021 there were 455 strikes on IS, but only 34 jihadists killed. In addition, ambushes against the SAA continue

So far, however, every effort by the SAA and Russia against the Islamic State in Badia, land or air, has proved in vain. This is confirmed by the fact that since the beginning of 2021 there have been at least 455 strikes by Moscow fighters in Hama, Homs, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, as reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). But the death toll of IS jihadists is only 34 men. Not only. The terrorists, as soon as the bombing ceased, always counterattacked, hitting units of the Syrian army or allied militias. This, even if the enemies had destroyed tunnels and shelters. Evidently, they have learned to evade offensives, using different types of hiding places or better disguised.

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