“Over 3,000 militants from the ISIL, Al-Nusra Front and Jeish al-Yarmouk have left Syria for Jordan after the start of the Syrian army’s new wave of attacks and advances and the Russian airstrikes on ISIL positions,” a military source said.
The source noted that the Takfiri militants are afraid of the army’s advances in all fronts that come with the Russians’ air backup.
According to the source, the Syrian army on Sunday attacked the positions of ISIL and Al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in the suburbs of Damascus and the provinces of Deir Ezzur and Homs as well as regions near the city of Palmyra.
On Friday, the ISIL Takfiri terrorists were on the run to save their lives after sustaining heavy casualties in the Russian airstrikes in the Syrian governorate of Raqqa.
“A large number of foreign ISIL terrorists have fled Raqqa for Iraq after the Russian warplanes pounded their hideouts,” the Arabic-language El-Nashre news website quoted eyewitnesses as saying.
The report said that many ISIL militants and their families have escaped form Tal a-Saman villages in the Northern parts of Raqqa.
The Syrian air defense command said that the Russian Air Force struck the ISIL-held Tabaqa airbase in Raqqa governorate’s Western territories, destroying the military barracks after two airstrikes above this large military base.
The source said the ISIL terrorists sustained considerable damage as a result of the Russian airstrikes on the Tabaqa airbase.
In addition to their airstrikes inside Tabaqa, the Russian Air Force struck the ISIL positions at the Al-‘Ajrawi Farms; this farm area is located outside of the Tabaqa airbase and used by the terrorist group as a weapons supply depot.
To the east of the Raqqa governorate, the Russian fighter jets continued their airstrikes above the Hasaka governorate, attacking the terrorist group at the cities of Al-Shadadi and Al-Houl, while the Syrian Air Force struck an ISIL convoy along the Deir Ezzur-Hasaka Highway.