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Russia strikes kill 120 IS fighters, over 60 'foreign

AFP  |  Moscow 

Some 120 Islamic State fighters and 60 foreign mercenaries were killed in a series of Russian air strikes in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence 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 IS fighters were killed around the town of Abu Kamal.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 14:42 IST