Defense Ministry: aviation week eliminated in Syria several commanders of militants

Defense Ministry: aviation week eliminated in Syria several commanders of militants


MOSCOW, December 4. Russian aviation week destroyed several terrorist leaders in Syria, said the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

In particular, according to him, in the province of Latakia was destroyed the dugout with the leader of a large group of Abu Abdullah and other field commanders.

“Also in the week it was closed a few leaders in the vicinity of the village of El Latama in the province of Hama”, he said. In addition, said the General, in the area of the settlement of Morek in the province of Hama was destroyed a large warehouse of weapons and ammunition terrorists.

According to Konashenkov, a few strikes were inflicted on the bombers su-24M on large HardPoint fighters in one of the most important heights in the area of the settlement of Kessab in the Latakia province. The first blow exploded the warehouse with ammunition, in the second and third raids were destroyed by artillery and mortar batteries, as well as shelters of terrorists, said the General. “As a result of precision strikes of our aviation altitude is occupied by Syrian government forces”, – he stressed.

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Terrorists in Syria are serious losses, they are demoralized and are trying to abandon their positions, said spokesman of the defense Ministry. “We often fixate on, and this information is confirmed through various channels that the militants are serious losses, demoralized and trying to leave their positions. So in the province of HOMS, the militants have abandoned positions in areas heights Jabal Rmeli, Hazm al-Abyad and Wadi saya,” he said.

The General said that in the town of Anefis located in this province, of the Russian military discovered a camouflaged command post of terrorists, which they coordinated artillery fire on settlements.

“As a result of use of aircraft, the object is fully destroyed, the management of the artillery of militants in the area violated”, – said Konashenkov.

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