MOSCOW, November 20. Russian aviation did not have losses in personnel and aircraft during operations against terrorists in Syria, reported to President Vladimir Putin commander of the Russian viagrapromg on Syrian airbase Hamim General-major Alexey Maksimtsev.
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Putin called on Russian soldiers not to reduce the high level of the operation in Syria
“Russian military aviation continues the application of massive air strikes. Losses of personnel and aviation technology not,” he said.
Russian aviation launched an operation against terrorists in Syria on 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
From 17 November military caused massive strikes involving strategic bombers. In addition, in the operation in Syria are participating ships Russian Navy – 7 October and 20 November they attacked the objects of fighters with cruise missiles “Calibre”.
The increasing group
Eight bombers su-34 and a fighter su-27sm3 fighter jets have strengthened aviation group VC Russia in Syria.
“Aviation grouping was reinforced by eight bombers su-34 and a fighter wing of su-27sm3 fighter jets, which carried out tasks of defeat of objects in raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor,” said the Maksimtsev.
According to him, November 17 Russian air group has executed 394 sorties.
Maksimtsev said that Syria is actively engaged in exploration of all kinds, guaranteed to accurately strike on targets of militants. “For the issuing of target designation, monitoring of air strikes and intelligence applied modern unmanned aerial vehicles”, – he explained.
Commander viagrapromg said that during the massive air strikes destroyed the oil and gas infrastructure, control centres, ammunition depots, training camps of terrorists and factories for the manufacture of bombs and rockets.
“It helped to disorganize management and significantly undermine the economic capabilities of the terrorist organizations,” he said.
According to Maksimtsev, the conduct of air operations has increased the occurrence of groups of government forces on all fronts, the most successful in the area of Aleppo and in the mountainous area of Latakia province.
“Russian attack aviation continues the application of massive air strikes. Losses of personnel and equipment no. The morale of the personnel high”, – concluded the commander.
“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).