Russian forces kill 120 ISIS fighters, over 60 ‘foreign mercenaries’ in Syria

A Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighter performs during the International Army Games 2016, in Dubrovichi outside Ryazan, Russia, August 5, 2016. (Reuters)

Some 120 ISIS fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defense ministry in Moscow said.

“A command post of the terrorists and up to 80 fighters including nine natives of the Northern Caucasus were destroyed in the area of Mayadeen,” the ministry said, adding some 40 ISIS fighters were killed around the town of Abu Kamal.

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