MOSCOW, 9 November. Air group of the Russian space forces destroyed a mortar position and an ammunition dump of militants “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in the Syrian province of Latakia. About this informed the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.
“In the area of Jebel Dau, province of Latakia, the Russian aviation hit by a mortar positions of militants “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. Direct hits destroyed four mortar rounds and a field warehouse of ammunition,” – said Konashenkov.
In addition, the air group destroyed in the Syrian province of Hama with a repair shop who was in her armor “dzhebhat EN-Nusra.”
“In the area of the settlement Cafer-Nboda, Hama province, hit by a workshop to repair vehicles, belonging to the grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. Aviation strike bomber su-24M was in the hangar with its four tanks and one BMP destroyed completely”, – he said.
Also, the Russian aircraft destroyed the field camp of one of the armed gangs “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Aleppo.
“In the area of the settlement Quires-ash-Sharqi, Aleppo governorate, destroyed the field camp of one of the militants groups “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, – said Konashenkov.
According to him, direct hits of aerial bombs have destroyed the infrastructure of the camp, destroyed four cars of the raised passableness, equipped with heavy machine guns.
A major point of control of the militants in Idlib
Russian bomber su-24 destroyed in the Syrian province of Idlib bombs KAB-500 large control of militants groups “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, which was carried out with control of the gangs on the Idlib – Aleppo, said the official representative of the defense Ministry.
“In the suburbs Serba, Idlib province, destroyed a large control of militants groups “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. The facility was equipped in the last three weeks and well disguised. It was organized by the management of gangs operating on the Idlib – Aleppo”, – said Konashenkov.
He said that after the drones have carried out an appraisal of the object, the su-24 aircraft struck a controlled munition KAB-500, in which the control room was completely destroyed.
Large ammunition depots
Air group VC Russia destroyed in the Syrian provinces of raqqa and HOMS large ammunition depot belonging to the militants of terrorist groups “Islamic state” (IG) and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, said Igor Konashenkov.
“Near the city of raqqa, the su-34 destroyed two warehouses of munitions belonging to the gangs of ISIS. Data of objective control evidence of explosions at the facilities, the detonation of which led to their complete destruction”, – he said.
According to Konashenkov, “in the area of the settlement Mhin, HOMS province, hit by a large warehouse of weapons and ammunition to the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. “In two hangars, the fighters kept small arms, heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and ammunition. These weapons were intended to ensure that the terrorists who arrived in Syria from abroad. Let me emphasize that information about the object we received from the representatives of the Syrian opposition,” the General said.
“Objective monitoring data confirm the total destruction of the warehouses with all their contents after the application of the Russian air force on this object”, – he concluded.
Konashenkov said that the air group VC Russia for three days made 137 sorties and bombed 448 the infrastructure of terrorists in Syria.
“For the past three days the aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic 137 sorties for 448 objects terrorist infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, raqqa, Hama and HOMS,” – said Konashenkov.
According to him, the intensity of the sorties of the Russian air force in Syria has decreased, because part of the machine is engaged in the exploration of objects of terrorists.
“In the last days the intensity of sorties by our air group in Syria was lower than usual. However, the number of targets on one flight have increased,” he said.
The General said, due to the fact that some aircraft have performed the tasks of follow-up exploration of targets for terrorists, according to the data obtained from the representatives of the Syrian opposition, the information center in Baghdad and the command of the Syrian army.
“Not so blatantly”
Russian military record a change of tactics of terrorists in Syria – they are “blatantly wrong” as before, said Igor Konashenkov.
From Russia with support
As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“We register a significant change in tactics of actions of terrorists in all territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. Gangs do not act so blatantly as it was a month ago”, – said the General.
According to him, now the terrorists are trying to conduct maneuverable defense, moving regularly and hiding from the blows as the Syrian government forces and the Russian air force.
“Constantly changing the routes of delivery of weapons and ammunition. And this will be done mainly at night with all the elements of disguise,” explained the General.
Earlier in the General staff noted that Russian airstrikes in Syria destroyed the system of control and ensure militants who felt a strong need for ammunition, weapons and fuel. The main forces of the militants lost their fighting capacity, emphasized in the General staff.
About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“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).