Aviation of the Russian Federation managing 17 shots on militants North of Raqqa in support of the opposition’s offensive

Aviation of the Russian Federation managing 17 shots on militants North of Raqqa in support of the opposition’s offensive


MOSCOW, December 15. Russian aircraft in recent days supported the opposition with 17 strikes on positions “Islamic state” North of Raqqa, destroyed over 150 fighters.

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This was reported to journalists by the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy.

The bombing was undertaken in support of the occurrence of the detachment of “Ganim”, part of the free Syrian army, and armed formation “Democratic forces,” he said.

“According to the data of objective control of the Russian aviation destroyed more than 150 fighters and 11 pieces of equipment,” said rudskoy.

According to him, 18 strikes on terrorists were inflicted in the interests of the troops “Lions of the desert” and “Kalamun” in the areas of El Karaten and Palmyra.

Previously rudskoy has informed that it is forbidden in Russia grouping “Islamic state” are fighting over 150 units. On Monday, the chief of the Russian General staff army General Valery Gerasimov said that over 5 thousand members of the free Syrian army occur on positions of terrorists in four provinces of Syria, and the Russian military are supporting their 30 to 40 strikes a day.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

“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).

Combining efforts

Russia will continue to work to unite the efforts of the Syrian army and other forces fighting with the “Islamic state”, said rudskoy.

“We will continue to work at uniting the efforts of government troops and other groups interested in the liberation of Syria from international terrorists,” he said.

Earlier today rudskoy has informed that it is forbidden in Russia grouping “Islamic state” are fighting over 150 units. On Monday, the chief of the Russian General staff army General Valery Gerasimov said that over 5 thousand members of the free Syrian army occur on positions of terrorists in four provinces of Syria, and the Russian military are supporting their 30 to 40 strikes a day.