MOSCOW, November 3. Aircraft of the Russian space forces since the beginning of operations in Syria 1631 made a sortie and attacked 2084 objects of terrorists. About this informed the head of Main operational Department of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Andrei Kartapolov.
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“Since the beginning of our planes performed 1631 sortie and attacked 2084 objects of military infrastructure of terrorists,” he said.
According to him, during these attacks, including destroyed 287 various control points, 52 terrorist training camps, 40 factories and workshops for the manufacture of bombs and missiles, 155 various warehouses of ammunition and fuel.
He added that the Russian air group continues to strike blows to objects is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
The Russian military has established contacts with the opposition
The Russian military has established contacts with Syrian opposition leaders and field commanders of the several units, said the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff.
“In the context of creating a broad international coalition to combat terrorism in the middle East we have established contacts with Syrian opposition leaders and field commanders of several units,” he said.
The General reminded that the Russian Federation has repeatedly declared its readiness “to engage with all Syrian Patriotic forces engaged in the struggle against terrorists from the ISIL (the former name is forbidden in Russia the organization “Islamic state” – approx.) and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (organization banned in Russia – a comment)”.
The opposition said the Russian military 24 coordinates the positions of militants
Aviation VKS RF bombed 24 targets of terrorists in Syria, their coordinates reported by the Syrian opposition, which decided to cooperate with the Russian military. “We have reached an agreement on joint actions against terrorists and contacts the transfer of information, today the Russian aviation completed 12 of 24 departures on objects of terrorists with ordnance high-power and high-precision aerial bombs KAB-500 in areas Tamdar, Deir-ez-Zor, Itria valley and East of Aleppo. The coordinates of all these objects were transferred to us representatives of the opposition,” – said Kartapolov.
During these strikes destroyed the command post of terrorists, ammunition depot, 10 different fortified positions and 12 positions with artillery and anti-aircraft fighters.
Aviation of the Russian Federation persuaded the sponsors of militants in the futility of their funding
Blows Air and space forces of the Russian Federation has caused to the terrorists in Syria, significant losses and convinced their patrons of the hopelessness of financing militants, said Andrei Kartapolov.
“As a result of actions of our air force managed to disrupt established for a long enough time control system and the supply of the gangs, the terrorists to inflict heavy losses, to undermine their morale and to convince their patrons of the hopelessness of further funding outright bandits”, – he said.
At the end of October Kartapolov noted that the main forces of the militants in Syria have lost combat effectiveness due to the strikes of the Russian Federation. According to him, the system of providing terrorists destroyed, they felt a strong need for ammunition, weapons and fuel. Also, told then the representative of the General staff, the terrorists because losses have to be put “under the gun” as many people as possible, including adolescents, as well as create detachments to prevent mass defections.
Aviation of the Russian Federation and the USA worked in the case of dangerous approaches
Aviation of the Russian Federation and the USA during the joint exercise worked crews and ground services in case of dangerous rapprochement of planes over Syria, said Andrei Kartapolov.
He recalled that last week the military authorities of Russia and the USA signed the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria.
“Today at 11 am Moscow time held a joint exercise with the Russian air force and the US on the actions of the crews and ground services in cases of dangerous rapprochement of the aircrafts,” – said Kartapolov.
“The crews of the Russian air force and the international coalition in a specially designated area has made the convergence to the minimum safe distance of three nautical miles, set with each other communication at a predetermined frequency and exchanged messages about the parameters of his flight in Russian and English languages”, – said the representative of the General staff.
In addition, according to him, during the workout worked out the issues alert, the organization and interaction of information exchange between headquarters and operational control of the Russian aviation at the air base Hamim and the strategic air operations centre of the USA in Qatar, as well as mutual information on dangerous military activities in the airspace of Syria.
Russia and Israel are working together on the safety of flights over Syria
According to Kartapolov, war between Russia and Israel organized joint work on ensuring the safety of flights over Syria.
“Joint work with Israel to ensure the safety. Between the control center for the aircraft at the airbase Hamim and command post, the Israeli air force in round-the-clock mode works “a direct line”, where we are constantly exchanging information about air situation over Syria,” – said Kartapolov.
He stressed that the joint work on this direction will be continued.
“This will create the conditions to prevent possible situations in the airspace of Syria, with the aircraft of the Russian Federation and other States,” said Kartapolov.
Russian aircraft since September 30, strikes on the objects of terrorist groups in Syria, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. To participate in a ground operation in Syria Russia has no plans.