Defense Ministry: Russian planes has increased the number of sorties in Syria


MOSCOW, October 10. Aircraft of the Russian group of the aerospace forces (VKS) in Syria over the past day has made 64 sorties from an airbase “Hamim” 55 the objects of the terrorist group “Islamic state”. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“The growing intensity of sorties of our aircraft is associated with a significant increase in the number of identified aerial and satellite reconnaissance of ground targets throughout the Syrian Arab Republic,” he said, adding that the departures make the su-34, su-24M and su-25SM.

The defense Ministry also noted that the Russian aircraft of the air group HQs in Syria for days killed 29 field camps of the “Islamic state”.

“As a result of action of our air group for the day had been destroyed command point 2 fighters, munitions depot in Hama province, 29 field camps of terrorists, 23 points and fortified defensive positions with weapons and military equipment” – listed Igor Konashenkov.

By words the General-the major, major fortified area of militants IG in the Syrian province of Aleppo was destroyed by Russian bombers su-24M.

“Bombers su-24M hit by a large fortified area of militants East of tel-Alam, in the province of Aleppo. This object was in advance equipped emplacements, mortar positions artillery, and underground warehouses of ammunition and food.

“As a result of a direct hit of the bombs BETAB-500 there was an explosion of ammunition, and all engineering facilities of the terrorists were destroyed”, – concluded the representative of the Russian defense Ministry.

Military capability of the terrorist group “Islamic state” in Syria has been considerably reduced thanks to the use of the Russian aircraft, said Igor Konashenkov.

“At the initial stage of the operation of our airplanes were destroyed and most major hub facilities logistics of the terrorist group ISIL,” said he. “This has led to a significant reduction in the combat potential of armed groups, reducing their mobility and ability to conduct offensive operations,” – continued the representative of the Ministry of defense.

The militants are demoralized and are experiencing an acute shortage of weapons and equipment

According to Konashenkov, the militants from the part of terrorist groups “Islamic state” in Syria greatly demoralized and are trying urgently to regain the combat readiness of their armed gangs.

“According to radio intercepts, the militants are suffering from severe shortages in weapons, ammunition and fuels and lubricants. Some militants are demoralized and actively leaving the combat area by moving to the East and North-East directions,” he said.

At the present time practically all the territory of Syria recorded “active relocation” of arms, military equipment and vehicles with ammunition, aims to “emergency restoration of fighting capacity of the existing ISIS groups,” added Konashenkov.

The defense Ministry has developed measures to prevent incidents in the air over Syria

The Russian defense Ministry has prepared a draft joint document on the action in the air space of Syria and sent him to the United States. This was reported by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“The Russian defense Ministry has prepared a draft joint document on measures to prevent possible incidents in the airspace of Syria between the military aircraft of Russia and a coalition led by the U.S.,” he said.

Konashenkov noted that the project “was promptly sent on established communication channels of the American side”.

“Our experts are ready to discuss the draft document with representatives of the Pentagon. Today we are waiting for formal notification from the American side about the time of the holding of regular consultations in the format of videoconference”, – skazki General.

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