Militants “Islamic state” (IG, an organization banned in Russia) took two attempts of release of Raqqa, which until recently was considered the capital of the group. However, escape they do not allow Air and space forces (VKS).
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
The first convoy of terrorists was destroyed by the air force is still may 25, RIA Novosti reported, citing the defense Ministry.
A second attempt was made in the night from 29 to 30 may. Then the militants tried to enter the area of Palmyra. Three convoys of cars with the terrorists left the city and moved along several routes.
However, they were overtaken by an aircraft, as a result, 80 terrorists killed, destroyed 36 vehicles, eight tankers and 17 pickups with mortars.