Defense Ministry: VKS RF strike blows simultaneously in different parts of Syria


MOSCOW, October 24. The Russian space forces strike simultaneously in several parts of Syria, to deny terrorists freedom of action. About it in interview to TV channel RT, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.

“The main task is to constrain the actions of terrorist groups in Syria. Therefore, the attacks are made simultaneously in different parts of Syria,” he said.

According to him, the priority in selecting targets for attacks given to the command posts of terrorists, bunkers, warehouses with ammunition and explosives. Information about the order is checked carefully for several channel types, including aviation and aerospace exploration.

The representative of the Ministry of defence said that the strikes are only confirmed for belonging to the terrorist group “Islamic state” objects. “A specific role for the information that comes to us from the information center in Baghdad”. – said Konashenkov.

Russian pilots strike at 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. The aviation group of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters. In addition, on 7 October at locations on the territory of the country was hit with cruise missiles long range with ships of the Caspian flotilla. To participate in ground operations in Syria Russia has no plans.

Russian military aircraft during operations in Syria have committed 934 sorties and destroyed 819 objects of terrorists. Last week alone, destroyed 363 of the object, including 71 command post and communications center, 10 factories and workshops for the production of explosives, 30 fuel depots, ammunition and property, the reference point 252.