Defense Ministry: Russian aviation in Syria attacked 60 targets for terrorists for a day


MOSCOW, October 20. Russian aviation in Syria over the past day have made 55 sorties and attacked 60 targets for terrorists, told journalists the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

“After completing combat missions all the Russian planes returned to the airbase Hamim”, – said the General.

He reminded that the attacks on the terrorists in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo and Deir-ez – Zor commit bombers su-24M, su-25SM and the new su-34.

In particular, the su-34 destroyed command post and communications center, to coordinate the activities of the five gangs in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. “In the province destroyed a command post and communications of the terrorists, who coordinated the activities of five gangs in the area. The object was located in the occupied buildings of the local postal service,” the General said.

Also in the province was destroyed by a mini plant on production of explosive devices.

In the province of Idlib had destroyed the command post of terrorists and the accumulation of armored vehicles. “In the area of Sera, in the province of Idlib, by means of aerial reconnaissance has revealed a congestion of armored machinery of terrorists. After the appraisal, conducted with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the command of the Russian aviation group had decided to defeat this goal”, – he said. In bombing raids destroyed three infantry combat vehicles and six humvees equipped with heavy machine guns.

Operation VKS RF

Monday Konashenkov said that the Russian aircraft for the day had made 33 of departure against 49 sites in five provinces of Syria.

Russian air force strikes on the objects is prohibited in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization “Islamic state” from the 30th of September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the grouping of Air and space forces in Syria included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.