MOSCOW, January 11. Russian aviation since the beginning of the year attacked almost 1,1 thousand objects of terrorists in Syria, reported the head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy.
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“Ten days 2016 completed 311 combat sorties, during which defeated 1097 objects in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, HOMS, Damascus, der – ez-Zor, Hassakeh, Dara’a and raqqa,” said rudskoy.
He stressed that the strikes were carried out on infrastructure, mining and refining, concentrations of manpower and military equipment of fighters to reduce the capacity of terrorist groups and provide direct support to the Syrian army and other groups fighting the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia).
Russia is conducting operation against terrorists in Syria from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Attacks on targets of militants inflict aerospace power, including Distant aircraft. In addition, a number of attacks with the use of cruise missiles “Caliber” was held the Russian Navy Caspian and Mediterranean seas.
“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).
The Islamic state in Iraq and Syria
The territory under the control of militants, foreign mercenaries in the ranks of the terrorist group and the largest terrorist attacks of the IG – infographic