MOSCOW, November 18. Russian combat aircraft in Syria on Wednesday launched a “free hunt” on the tanker with the petroleum products belonging to terrorists, said the head of the main operational Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov.
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“I note that today the decision, according to which Russian combat aircraft flew on the so-called free hunt on road tankers carrying oil owned by the terrorists in areas controlled by ISIL,” – said Kartapolov at a briefing for journalists.
In addition, on Wednesday, the su-34 has begun to strike blows to objects of production, processing and transportation of oil the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.
Destroyed about 500 trucks, of which the terrorists were transporting illegal oil
Kartapolov said that the air group VC Russia for a few days destroyed about 500 trucks illegally transporting oil from Syria to the processing in Iraq.
“In recent years, ISIL and other extremist groups have established on the territory controlled by the so-called “pipeline on wheels” – said Kartapolov.
According to him, hundreds of trucks bring thousands of tons of crude oil in Iraq, and this is one of the main sources of financing of terrorists. At the briefing were shown the pictures, which show hundreds of trucks built for movement in the columns.
“Only for the first few days the planes were destroyed, about 500 trucks. This has significantly reduced the possibility of militants through the illegal export of energy resources and therefore their income from smuggling of oil,” added the 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).
Syrian rebels posted in social networks photos of the consequences of a massive strike VKS RF
Syrian rebels posted in social networks photos of the implications of cruise missile strikes on their positions, said the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces.
“Today we show the results of our aircraft on targets of terrorists in the first massive air raids. I want to emphasize that the number of photos posted on social networks by fighters”, – he said.
Kartapolov presents militants posted images showing a cruise missile hit a warehouse of ammunition in the town of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, and the consequences of a bomb strike bomber Tu-22M3 at the plant, which produced ammunition in the city of raqqa. Impact these facilities have been destroyed.
At the briefing were also shown the results of the destruction of oil production facilities of the terrorists in the province of Deir-ez-Zor.
Russia has strengthened all sorts of intelligence in the middle East
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Andrei Kartapolov also said that Russia has strengthened the management of all types of intelligence in the middle East region, including space.
“All the blows the Russian aircraft are put on a pre-proven targets. To improve the speed of opening the targets of terrorist organizations and the accuracy of determination of their coordinates we reinforced the management of all types of intelligence on the territory of the middle East region, including space” – said Kartapolov at a briefing for journalists.
According to him, this allows you to discover new targets of the militants and fulfil their defeat in real time.