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Syria: Russia, pressed by Damascus, resumes raids against the Islamic State

Russia, pressured by Damascus, resumes raids against the Islamic State in eastern Syria. Moscow, due to the invasion of Ukraine, had almost zeroed the strikes. The pro-ISIS jihadists, however, immediately tried to take advantage of it

Russia, pressured by Damascus, has begun to carry out raids against the Islamic State in eastern Syria. In the last month, following the invasion of Ukraine, Moscow had almost zeroed the strikes against the former ISIS jihadists in the quadrant. The only activities were related to the protection of the bases of Tartus, Latakia and Khmeimim. The stop, however, resulted in an almost exponential increase in terrorist attacks on the regular army (SAA) and pro-Iran allied militias. Consequently, the Bashar Assad regime had to intervene to prevent the situation from deteriorating and losing the (few) progress achieved so far in the area. Not surprisingly, since the beginning of April the bombings of Federation fighters in the desert of Al-Rasafa, Al-Suknah and Deir Ezzor have been more than 172. In March, however, there were less than ten.

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