Four rocket ship of the Russian Navy bombed the positions of the banned in Russia “Islamic state” in Syria with the use of precision weapons. The head of the Ministry of defense Sergei Shoigu reported on the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a fragment of which showed the TV channel “Russia 24”.
“For the last two days of intensive work of different types of intelligence discovered a large number of different objects of IG. This command and control, munitions, military equipment, training camps of militants. To their defeat in addition to aviation this morning drew the ships of the Caspian flotilla,” — said Shoigu (quoted by TASS).
“Four rocket ship has conducted 26 launches of cruise missiles sea-based on 11 objectives. According to the data of objective control, all targets destroyed”, — the Minister added. Putin noted that the strikes “from the Caspian sea to a distance of 1,500 km” and defeat all the purposes of talking about “the good preparation of the military-industrial complex and good training staff.”
The composition of the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Navy included missile ships “Tatarstan” and “Dagestan”, small missile ship “svijazhsk”, “Uglich” and “Velikiy Ustyug” and small artillery ships, gun boats, landing boats.
Putin praised the Russian military action. “We know how complex operations such as anti-terrorist. And, of course, to summarize still early, but what has been done so far certainly deserves a positive assessment”, — he said and instructed Shoigu to continue cooperation on Syria with the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq. The President expressed the view that without the participation of these countries “work properly are unlikely to organize.”
Shoigu announced that from 30 September, when the Federation Council gave Putin permission to use armed forces abroad, the Russian military attacked the 112 objects of IG. The defense Minister noted that “the intensity of impacts increases”. “During this time, with 30 number destroyed 19 control, 12 ammunition depots, 71 unit of armored vehicles, 6 factories and workshops for manufacturing explosive devices”, — said the head of the defense Ministry.
Operation of Russia in Syria began on September 30. On the same day, Putin said that support for the Syrian army “will be carried out with air, without participation in ground operations”. Since the beginning of the operation, the defense Ministry delivers daily reports in which it was reported exclusively about the strikes on the positions of terrorist forces aviation.
The participants of the international antiterrorist coalition (USA, Turkey, Qatar, UK, Germany, France and Saudi Arabia) accuse Russia of attacks on the positions of moderate opponents of President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow denies the accusations.
Sources: Institute for the Study of War, the air force, the defense Ministry.