According to a war monitor, Russian airstrikes in eastern Syria’s desert areas have killed 11 suspected Daesh members.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which keeps track of civilian casualties in Syria’s decade-long conflict, said the overnight attacks targeted a region between Palmyra and Al-Sukhna.
Members of Daseh “hide in caverns in this area,” according to Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman.

According to him, the strikes killed 11 Daesh suspects and injured over 20 others, some of whom were critically injured.
This year, Abdel Rahman said he had counted 229 Russian airstrikes against targets in the Syrian desert.

The strikes on Thursday were the worst since November, when the Observatory reported 16 terrorists killed.

Daesh’s self-declared caliphate previously spanned wide swaths of Syria and Iraq, ruling over millions of people.

In March 2019, the extremists’ proto-state was crushed after a long and bloody military battle waged by Syrian and Iraqi forces with support from the US and other states. Daesh’s surviving members primarily returned to their desert hideouts, where they continue to harass Syrian government and ally forces.
The group is believed to be aiming to collect funds through human trafficking and racketeering, causing experts to warn of a regional extremist resurgence.

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