Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Tuesday, that its warplanes are carrying out 150 air strikes, on daily basis, on the Islamic State-held areas in Mayadin City, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashinkov, said in a statement that the ministry has observed attempts to move the Islamic State militants, including foreign fighters, from Iraq to Syria.
The air strikes are part of a military operation conducted by the Syrian regime forces, backed by the Russian Air Forces, to recapture the city of Mayadin and al-Omar oil field, located in eastern Deir Ezzor.
The Russian warplanes destroyed the funding resources of the Islamic State group, and now aiming at foiling the radical group attempts to extract oil from their-held areas, in the Syrian territory, Konashinkov added.
In addition, the ministry also accused the US-led coalition of lessening the number of its air strikes on the Islamic State headquarters in Iraq, after the Syrian army launched an offensive to liberate the city of Deir Ezzor in Syria.
It is noteworthy that the Islamic State militants are suffering due to the heavy strikes of the army troops and Syrian Democratic Forces, which are conducted on several areas, in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.