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Sleepless Night for ISIS After Russian Air Force 'Announces' New Offensive in East Hama

More Russian meddling in Syria

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The Russian Air Force pounded ISIS positions situated east of Salamiyah city Wednesday night, according to multiple reports

The airstrikes softened up ISIS' defenses and paved the way for an offensive aimed at taking Uqayrabat city, the main ISIS stronghold in the region. 

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Around-the-clock ISIS hunters

According to Al Masdar News, the Syrian Arab Army began its attack in the early hours of Thursday morning. 



Russia Insider's Beirut correspondent has dug up video showing Russian jets working the night shift:


There's a real possibility that the pocket could turn into yet another cauldron—a Russian specialty: 


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