The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation stated that the militants come from Russia and the CIS held Deir ez-Zor. It was established during the liberation of its suburbs. Previously, such information was received through various channels. According to the obtained data, the terrorists were preparing for a long siege. Was discovered caches of weapons and food.
“During the operation to liberate the city of Deir ez-Zor Syrian assault troops had seized a large fortified area of the militants of ISIS, which on the eve of aircraft of Russia’s air strikes and cruise missiles “Caliber” of the frigate “Admiral Essen” has been applied to surgical strikes”, – stated in the message of the Russian military.
With the release of the Deir-ez-Zor revealed that the district had been held up by terrorists coming from Russia and the CIS. According to the Agency, before such data was received through various channels.
“After the liberation of the area have found evidence of a previously obtained through various channels of intelligence information that was kept fortified by terrorists — natives of Russia and CIS countries”, — stated in the defense Ministry.
Strong points were equipped to handle perimeter defense system-fire, including firing positions for tanks and artillery connected by tunnels, the Ministry reported.
The militants were preparing for a long siege. For a long stay had arranged underground living quarters, warehouses with weapons and ammunition, as well as more stocks of food and medicines.