LATAKIA, November 13. /TASS-DEFENCE/. Russian aviation in Syria November 11-12, completed 107 combat missions and attacked 289 objects of terrorists, including factories for the production of ammunition and training. About this informed the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
ABOUT THE OPERATION IN SYRIA
The Russian military launched operation against the militants “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group included more than 50 aircraft, including the su-34 and su-24M, su-25, su-30CM, Mi-8 and Mi-24. Also in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, which struck at targets of terrorists cruise missiles of sea basing “the Caliber of NC” from the Caspian sea. Since the beginning of military actions of the Russian pilots destroyed more than 2 thousand objects of the militants. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.
“For two days, November 11 and 12, the planes of Air and space forces of Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic has completed 107 combat missions, during which defeated 289 facilities in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Daraa and HOMS, Deir ezzor,” said Konashenkov.
“As a result of strikes destroyed: 34 command post and the control of gangs; 16 warehouses of ammunition and fuel; two factories for the production of ammunition and improvised explosive devices; three camps and training bases for terrorists; 50 base stations located on them with military equipment and firepower; 184 fortified area and defensive positions,” he listed the major General.
The results of the sorties
Front-line bomber su-24M destroyed the engineering structures of the “Islamic state”, three mortar crew and the field ammunition depot in the Syrian province of HOMS as a result of blow at the stronghold of the militants.
“In the area of pass Tanet-er-Rugma, HOMS province, a bomber su-24M struck at the stronghold of the militants ISIL (the former name of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” – approx.). As a result of a direct hit destroyed the engineering facilities of the terrorists, three mortar crew and the field ammunition depot,” – said Konashenkov.
VKS RF killed in the Syrian province of Deraa the ammunition depot of the Islamic state. According to the official representative of the defense Ministry, in the vicinity of the settlement Jasim, Deraa province, the su-34 destroyed the underground warehouse of ammunition of the gangs of ISIS. As a result of a direct hit of the bombs BETAB-500 has already started the detonation of explosives that led to its total destruction.
Bomber su-34 destroyed a large ammunition for the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria’s Hama province.
“In the suburbs of El Latana, in the province of Hama, destroyed a large ammunition for the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. As a result of a bomb strike bomber su-34, destroyed two buildings, which the militants kept jet and artillery shells, mortars and ammunition,” – said Konashenkov.
The su-34 HQs of the Russian Federation bombed in the Syrian province of Idlib two buildings, which housed the plant of the organization “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” for manufacturing rockets and explosive devices.
“In the area of the settlement Maaret al-nu’man, Idlib province, a bomber su-34 destroyed the ammunition factory of the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. At this facility, the rebels made rockets, improvised explosive devices and explosives were filled with cars. As a result of air strikes both buildings, which housed the factory, were completely destroyed,” said major General.
“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).
VKS RF killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo the congestion of armored machinery “dzhebhat EN-Nusra.” In the vicinity of the settlement of Rasm-Abu, the province of Aleppo, a blow to a congestion of armored machinery of the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” has informed the official representative of the defense Ministry, adding that as a result of direct hits destroyed two tanks, three armored vehicles and four vehicles with mounted with heavy machine guns.
Russian aircraft destroyed in the Syrian province of Latakia command-observation post of the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”.
“In the suburbs of Kdin, province of Latakia that destroyed a command-observation post of the group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”. As a result of point of impact the building occupied by the terrorists, was completely destroyed,” – said Konashenkov.
As a result of the impact of VC of the Russian Federation in Damascus destroyed a warehouse of ammunition of terrorists IG.
By words the General-major Konashenkov, in the area With in the Damascus province hit by the ammunition depot of the militants of the IG. In the course of two days to this object in small batches discreetly delivered missiles, which was planned to be used for the resumption of shelling of the Syrian capital. As a result of a direct hit of an aerial bomb the building in which ammunition was stored, was completely destroyed, has informed the representative of the defense Ministry.
Russian aircraft destroyed in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor a convoy of fuel tankers carrying crude oil heading towards Iraq, where raw materials were processed and subsequently sold on the black market.
“In the course of conducting aerial reconnaissance near the town of Mayadin, province of Deir ez-Zor, discovered a convoy of trucks heading toward the Syrian-Iraqi border. According to available information, the cars were transporting crude oil produced in the ISIS controlled oil fields, oil refineries terrorists located in the territory of Iraq,” said major General Konashenkov.
According to him , the smuggled oil products subsequently exported to the territory of the neighbouring countries and were sold on the black market and the proceeds were used to Finance international terrorist organizations.
“The blow on the convoy was suffered on duty in the air the su-34. Objective control data confirmed the destruction of a column of trucks”, – said the representative of the military Department.
Evacuation of fighters
Militants in the Latakia province in Syria has ordered the urgent evacuation of values and modern weapons into the territory controlled by the terrorists.
“According to the information received by the channel information center in Baghdad, commanders of armed gangs operating in the province of Latakia, received the order on immediate evacuation of all material values and also modern weapons into terrorist-controlled territory,” – said Konashenkov.
Wednesday, 11 November, the Syrian military announced the release of a number of settlements in the province of Latakia. They explained that government forces continue the operation in the mountains in the North-East province, taking the number of dominating heights.
The Syrians are creating self-defense units
According to the representative of the Ministry of defence, the inhabitants of the six provinces of Syria to actively join the self-defense units – their number is already more than 4 thousand people.
“In the provinces of Latakia, Tartous, HOMS, Hama, Idlib and Damascus, the local population actively engages in self-defense units. According to the Syrian General staff, at present the number of data units exceeds 4 thousand people”, – said Konashenkov.
“After the necessary training, volunteers are involved in the decision of tasks on protection of settlements from terrorists, the protection of important facilities and transport communications. Such assistance the civilian population, freed divisions of regular troops in the rear and to create the necessary reserves for the offensive on occupied by terrorists areas”, – explained the General.
In addition, detachments of the militia in interaction with units of the “Mukhabarat” and government forces take an active part in the fighting against the terrorists in the area of Damascus and Aleppo and North of Latakia province, he added Konashenkov.
The grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”
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.