MOSCOW, October 8. Russian aircraft on the night of Thursday 22 made sorties and attacked 27 targets of terrorists in Syria, told journalists the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
“…Eight bombers attacked the strongholds of militants in HOMS province. As a result of fire damage purposes completely destroyed fortifications militants,” the General said.
In addition, he said, the troopers attacked the 11 camps training militants ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation “Islamic state” – approx.) in the provinces of Hama and raqqa. “As a result of attacks the infrastructure used to train terrorists, destroyed”, – said the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Other results of operations in Syria
On the night of 8 October the aerospace forces of the Russian Federation has destroyed the blows of bombs underground shelters of fighters of the “Islamic state” near the Syrian villages Arafat and Salma, also beats the su-25 was eliminated disguised in the forest base of the terrorists.
“Accurate hits…. bombs struck an underground shelter militants, previously identified by means of satellite reconnaissance in the area of human settlements Arafat and Salma,” – said Konashenkov. According to him, also as a result of air reconnaissance was found disguised in a forest base IG, which was subsequently destroyed by a pair of su-25.
The representative of the defense Ministry also said that the statements of the representatives of foreign ministries of defense of the inefficiency of the Russian forces strikes on is militants in Syria do not have specifics and facts. “We know that our critics see our materials, analyze and understand what damage we do to ISIS in the region. However, all publicly expressed their crafty phrases – “don’t believe” or “ineffective”, – said Konashenkov.
The defense Ministry spokesman said that the Ministry of defence provides daily information on its activities in the fight against IG “indicating on the maps the areas of attacks, the presentation of data objective control of the results of the destruction of ammunition depots, factories for the manufacture of explosives and weapons of death.” “I want to respond to our critics: Lord, you are more than a year “ploughed” ISIS in the region. And the result? The area of the territories controlled by the ISIS in Syria and Iraq only increased significantly,” – said Konashenkov.
The Russian space forces destroyed a warehouse of fuels and lubricants “Islamic state” in the area of the Syrian village of Khan al-ASAL and attacked the command post of the IG on the outskirts of the village of Tamana, said the official representative of the defense Ministry. “The camera recorded the defeat of a warehouse building and a fire on oil. The warehouse is destroyed completely”, – he commented to journalists video filming.
In his words, “direct hit on ammunition fortifications of the terrorists led to the detonation of ammunition were there, ammunition equipment and the complete destruction of the strongholds of the militants.”
As the operation began
Russia started the operation against militants grouping “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the grouping of Air and space forces at the airbase Hamim included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. On Wednesday, the military first used against militants winged long-range missiles “Caliber”, which were launched from four ships . On Thursday morning it became known that the Syrian army started a major offensive.
The Russian President, Supreme commander Vladimir Putin held on Wednesday a meeting with the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu appreciated the preliminary results of operation of the Russian space forces in Syria. However, the President stated that still focuses on close coordination with the Syrian authorities and foreign partners, and eventually a political settlement.