ARA News 

QAMISHLI – At least 40 militant fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in Russian airstrikes that targeted the group’s headquarters in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province, local sources reported on Saturday.

Russian warplanes hit an ISIS security building and a jihadi training camp in the Hussainiya district west of Deir ez-Zor.

“The strikes caused the death of at least 42 members of the Islamic State,” spokesman of the ‘Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently’ (DBSS) campaign told ARA News. 

The casualties included 15 teenagers from the ISIS-led ‘Cubs of the Caliphate’ unit who were receiving training at the hands of ISIS commanders in the jihadi training camp in the Hussainiya district on Saturday, according to the informed source.

“Local as well as foreign members of ISIS were among those killed in the Russian strikes,” he said. 

This comes amid continuous clashes between the Syrian army forces and ISIS militants in Deir ez-Zor suburbs.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News 

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