war jets bomb ISIS targets in Deir Ezzor

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Syrian war planes carried out a series of air raids Tuesday on positions held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in eastern Deir Ezzor province, state media said.

“Syrian army forces targeted headquarters and warehouses storing weapons and ammunition belonging to the terrorist group known as ISIS… destroying them completely,” Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.

The agency added that the army had also targeted groups of ISIS members, “killing large numbers of them.”

The raids come a day after Syria said it was willing to cooperate with the international community to counter the threat posed by ISIS, which declared a “caliphate” in territory it holds in Syria and Iraq.

The United States is already carrying out air strikes against the group in Iraq and US officials have said they are ready to send spy planes into Syria to track ISIS jihadists.

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