MOSCOW, October 9. Air and space forces (VKS) Russia over the past day has made 67 sorties, attacked 60 targets for terrorists in Syria. This was reported to journalists the Deputy chief of the General staff Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev.
“For the last day with airbase Hamim committed 67 sorties. Planes… defeated 60 targets of the terrorists,” he said.
Blows to positions of terrorists
The Russian air strikes surgical strikes on targets of terrorists in Syria since September 30.
The structure of the group HQs of the Russian Federation includes more than 50 aircraft and helicopters, including upgraded bombers and attack aircraft su-24M and su-25SM, as well as the latest su-34. In addition, on 7 October it was announced that the objects of the militants were attacked by a winged long-range missiles “Caliber”, issued from the Board four missile ships of the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Navy.
The Russian military act at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.
Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.
Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).