A successful military operation against the militants (a group banned in Russia) held of the Syrian government forces on the night of 12 August, said the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation. It helped to prepare the Russian military advisers.
Initially government forces using helicopters Ka-52 Russian space forces struck positions and equipment of militants in the village of El CDER 120 km West of Deir ez-Zor. After the incident the Marines under the command of General Suhaila Hassan took a commanding height and stormed the village.
Destroyed the headquarters and warehouses militants, three armored vehicles, two tanks. The Marines held the captured position until the main forces. The successful landing allowed to take El CDER without losses, the report said the Ministry of defense.