ISIS Launches Counter-Offensive in Syria

(Military Times) Shawn Snow - Russian and Syrian forces are reeling from a major counter-offensive launched by ISIS fighters in and around Deir el-Zour province. ISIS claimed that in one attack its forces killed 65 Russian and Syrian regime troops while kidnapping two Russian soldiers. The ISIS propaganda outlet Amaq posted video of the soldiers, but the Russian Ministry of Defense has denied any Russian troops have been captured. Russian Gen. Valery Asapov was killed in a mortar attack on Sept. 24, while on Oct. 1, Russian Col. Valery Fedyanin succumbed to wounds he received when his vehicle struck a landmine on Sept. 22, TASS reported.

2017-10-06 00:00:00

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