MOSCOW, November 26. Russian and Syrian military killed the terrorists and “other mysterious group” that operated in the area rescued the pilot from a downed su-24M.
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Media: pilot of the su-24M was killed by a militant Turkish nationalist organization “Grey wolves”
This was reported to journalists by the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
“As soon as our pilot was safe, at the specified area struck massive blows of the Russian jet bombers and artillery, Syrian government troops for a long time,” said the General.
“Operating in the area of terrorists and other mysterious groups have been destroyed,” he added.
The attack on the Russian su-24M
A fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on Tuesday shot down a Russian su-24 bomber. Moscow claims that the Russian plane was over Syrian territory, there participating in the operation against ISIS. According to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation “violation of air space of Turkey.” Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the attack on the bomber su-24 will have “serious consequences” for Russian-Turkish relations.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the extraordinary meeting of the NATO Council convened at the initiative of Turkey, has called for calm and de-escalate in contacts between Moscow and Ankara.
Terrorists were “hunting” on the Navigator of the downed su-24M
“Hunting” for the Russian Navigator of the bomber su-24M, which was shot down over the territory of Syria Turkish fighter were fighters and other units with modern equipment for the bearing, also said Konashenkov.
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“I want to emphasize – in addition to our group search in this area also actively led the hunt for Russian pilot fighters and a number of other units, equipped with modern special equipment, the bearing” – he said.
Konashenkov recalled that the operation of search and rescue of the Russian pilot in the night of 24 to 25 November, lasted more than 12 hours.
“All the details of this operation, for obvious reasons, we can not voice”, – said the representative of the Russian defense Ministry.
Russian su-25 destroyed militants “dzhebhat EN-Nusra”
Konashenkov also said that the flight of Russian su-25 attacked a gathering of militants groups “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria’s Idlib province – destroyed tank, and a significant number of terrorists.
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“As a result of direct hits of bombs destroyed one tank, two armored vehicles and three cars fitted with mortars. The enemy suffered considerable losses in manpower”, – said the General, adding that the attack was carried out in the vicinity of the settlement Seitan.
In addition, said Konashenkov, the Russian bomber su-24M attacked underground warehouse of ammunition of the “Islamic state” near the settlement of El-Qaryatein in the province of HOMS. “A direct hit by an aircraft bomb ofab-250-270 and as a result of the detonation of explosives, the warehouse was completely destroyed,” – said the representative of the defense Ministry.
Previously Konashenkov said that for the last three days, Russian aircraft flew 134 sorties and attacked 449 facilities in the eight provinces of Syria.
Russian air force strikes on terrorists in Syria from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In mid-November the structure of airgroup, is involved in the operation, was increased to 69 aircraft to the strikes against militants have attracted strategic bombers.
On the violation of the border by Turkish airplanes
Is stored in the database 716 of reports of serious violations of military aircraft of Turkey’s international borders over the past 18 years. Sometimes the airspace of Greece, Cyprus, Iran and Syria violated by the whole squadron of fighters and attack aircraft.
In one case, a Turkish fighter jet was shot down over Syria in 2012. Ankara trespassing acknowledged, but pointed out that the infringement was of short duration and was committed by mistake. As recalled on Wednesday, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Tayyip Erdogan, former Prime Minister of Turkey, said then that “a brief border violation can never be a pretext for use of force”.
Another incident happened in 2006: there was a collision of the Turkish intruder airspace with Greek fighter-interceptor. Most reports of violation of the aircraft to the Turkish air force, foreign air space – 342 – in the database is dated 1992.
In second place 1997 – 130 cases. Most often appeared the news about the violation of the airspace of Greece. For example, the 2006 correspondents reported 32 such cases. According to the Agency database, the maximum number of Turkish aircraft-trespassers – 32 machine.