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 I.S. Fighters including nine natives of the northern Caucasus were destroyed in the area of Mayadeen.

The ministry added some 40 I.S. Fighters were killed around the town of Albu Kamal.

As a result of an air strike more than 60 foreign mercenaries from the former Soviet Union, Tunisia, and Egypt were killed south of Deir Ezzor.