VKS RF dealt a second massive blow to the Islamist positions in Syria

VKS RF dealt a second massive blow to the Islamist positions in Syria


MOSCOW, November 18. Aircraft of the Russian air group in Syria has dealt a second massive blow to objects of IG (banned in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state”) in the Syrian provinces of raqqa, Deir-ez-Zor, Aleppo and Idlib.

About this informed the head of Main operational Department of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov.

“Today at 5 o’clock in the morning Moscow time the Russian space forces dealt a second massive blow to armed groups of terrorists in Syria”, – he said at a press briefing, adding that from 05:00 to 05:50 squadron long-range bombers Tu-22M3 strikes on six facilities of the Islamic state in raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor. Goals to defeat the steel warehouses of munitions and weapons, technology clusters, training camps of militants, as well as workshops for the production of explosives.

“From 09:00 to 09:10 from the territory of the Russian Federation strategic missile carriers Tu-160 carried out 12 launches of cruise missiles air-launched against the Islamist positions in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib,” – said Colonel-General. As a result destroyed three command post, two warehouses of weapons and ammunition, field camp of fighters. During the day, impact by aircraft from the airfield Hamim 100 planned sorties over 190 objects of different terrorist groups. 16 hours completed 59 combat missions, destroyed 149 objects.

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“Just a few minutes ago, a squadron of long-range bombers Tu-22M3 second attack on the six objects of the ISIS in raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor,” – said Kartapolov. According to him, targets for destruction were the communication node, munitions and weapons to Islamic state terrorists, a mini-refinery for production of explosives and booby-trapped vehicles, a training base for militants.

“The application of air strikes continues in accordance with the approved plan. To ensure safety about the time of the attack and the corridors of overflight are notified in advance by the representatives of the international coalition” – said Kartapolov.

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