On Thursday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was not hit by one air force, but two foreign air forces in what turned out to be a peculiar series of events in the Al-Raqqa Governorate’s southwestern countryside.
According to a source from the Syrian Air Defense, the Russian Air Forces conducted an airstrike over the Tabaqa Military Airport some minutes before the French Air Force carried out an aerial assault over the same location in southwestern Al-Raqqa.
However, the French didn’t attack Al-Raqqa for very long, the Russian Air Force did most of the leg-work against the terrorist group on Thursday, as they carried out a dozen airstrikes inside this northern Syrian province.
The Russian Air Force reportedly targeted ISIS’ stronghold at the city of Tabaqa, where the terrorist group has turned the Tabaqa National Hospital into their central command’s headquarters.
In addition to the airstrikes over the Tabaqa National Hospital and the Tabaqa Military Airport, the Russian Air Force continued to attack the Al-Rusafa Camp (ISIS’ primary storage facility) and numerous targets inside the provincial capital.
Reports from residents inside the city confirmed the terrorist group’s agitation and feaer during the flurry of airstrikes that targeted their positions in Al-Raqqa; these airstrikes have paralyzed their movements from northern Syria to the eastern countryside.