The Long range aircraft made 145 sorties to destroy ISIS in Syria


MOSCOW, December 19. The Long range aircraft currently made 145 sorties to attack the infrastructure of the IG in Syria, said the Deputy commander of Distant aircraft the General-major Anatoly Konovalov on the radio station “Echo of Moscow”.

“In total, performed some 145 flights. Threw over 1500 aerial bombs, used a total of about 20 cruise missiles air-launched”, – he said.

“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).