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US Marines pounding ISIS targets in city of Raqqa



The US Marines have published unclassified footage of US artillery disrupting terrorist operations in a key strategic city in Syria.The video was recorded on May 14, according to the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Howitzer batteries have been used by the US military since the Second World War. The shells in the video come from the M777 Howitzer, which entered service in 2005. The US Marine Corps was responsible for the attack, reported.

India, Australia and Canada have also fielded the BAE Systems-made weapons in their ground forces.

The film shows a target in the city of Raqqa, Syria, that has long been considered a ISIS control center. The Syrian town is still the site of intense fighting between various opposition groups, including the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), in an effort to liberate the city’s people from the tyranny of Daesh rule.

Anti-ISIS fighters reported progress on the Raqqa front Tuesday. A military source within the SDF told that the group’s combatants had ousted ISIS from the settlement of Al Oukairishi, about nine miles (15 kilometers) southwest of Raqqa.


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ISIS fighter’s own head-cam films the dramatic moment he is blown to pieces



Three ISIS jihadis filmed themselves being blown up by a Syrian tank. One fighter’s headcam caught the moment a round struck their armoured vehicle, ending their lives.

One fighter shouts: ‘Tank on the right side’, while another yells: ‘The tank, the tank, the tank is over there, over there, over there.’

As they lose sight of the tank, one fighter asks where it is before another jihadi replies: ‘Over there, the tank will bomb us.’ The fighters desperately plea for anti-tank units, shouting ‘follow us, follow us’ as one mans the gun on the top of the car.

There is then an enormous explosion as the jihadis get hit and wiped out.

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Russian Airstrikes Destroy Nusra Front Attacking Military Police in Idlib



The Russian Defense Ministry has released a video of Russian airstrikes that helped to check the US-initiated offensive by al-Nusra terrorists in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone and break the militants’ siege of a Russian military police unit encircled in the area.

The footage shows armed vehicles being ripped apart by missiles raining down on them by Russian strike fighters and helicopter gunships just as the Syrian Army launched a massive counterattack forcing the jihadists into a retreat.

The al-Nusra Front terrorists used artillery, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles during their offensive to the north and northeast of the city of Hama in the Idlib de-escalation zone penetrating Syrian army defenses to a depth of some 12 kilometers (8 miles).

A statement by the Russian General Staff said that the militants’ attack was “initiated by US secret services to stop the successful advance of government troops to the east of Deir ez-Zor.”
The Americans deny the charges.

A 29-person strong Russian military police unit was encircled and repelled the terrorists’ attacks for several hours fighting alongside members of an allied local tribe until Russian Spetsnaz and Syrian Special Ops units, backed by the Su-25 strike fighters, came to the rescue breaking the enemy siege.

The terrorist offensive has largely been stopped, leaving 850 militants dead and 11 tanks, four armored vehicles and other military hardware completely destroyed.

The Syrian Army, supported by Russian warplanes, launched a counterattack and has almost completely reclaimed its positions in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

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