MOSCOW, January 15. Russian aerospace forces in their attacks on the terrorists in Syria deprived the militants opportunities to replenish fuel and ammunition. This was stated by the head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant General Sergey rudskoy.
“The attacks on the objects of production, processing, storage and transportation of petroleum products controlled by the terrorists of the ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist organization “Islamic state” – approx.) territories we deprived them of the ability to promptly replenish inventories of ammunition, weapons and material resources, as well as to recruit new mercenaries,” he said.
According to him, it has allowed the Syrian army to switch to offensive actions that are now taking place simultaneously in fifteen directions.
Data about each fifth goal coming from the Syrian opposition
Information about each target of the fifth VC of the Russian Federation in Syria comes from Patriotic Syrian opposition, noted Sergey rudskoy.
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As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“In the past months cooperation has been established with detachments of the Patriotic opposition, passed the command of the Russian aviation group feature coordinates of militants in the combat zone. After validating the data for these objects are applied in air strikes. To date information about each fifth goal of the terrorists comes from the Syrian opposition”, – said the representative of the General staff.
He said that the Russian space forces operates multi-level intelligence system, which provides reliable detection and defeat of targets of the militants. “In addition, a significant amount of information goes through the Joint coordination centre deployed in Baghdad, and command of Syrian government troops,” explained rudskoy.
The liberation of the city Salma
One of the “strongholds” of the militants – the city of Salma in Latakia province – , said the head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff. “In the North of Latakia province with the active participation of opposition forces detachment “Falcons of the desert” was released three settlements, including the main stronghold of the militants and the capital of the mountainous Latakia town of Salma,” said he.
“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).
In addition, ten were occupied settlements in the province of Hama, the General said. “During the fighting near the town of Garcia government troops voluntarily surrendered 24 militants with weapons, fought on the side of the terrorists. In the airfield area Quires government troops and units of the militia occupied the seven settlements,” added rudskoy.
“A greater role in the fight against terrorists in Syria play of democratic forces of the Syrian opposition, acting in cooperation with units of government forces. At present the total strength of these units is more than 10.5 thousand people”, – said Lieutenant General.
According to him, over the past few days the opposition troops under the command of Flat Ayman al-Ghanima moved eight miles in the direction of Raqqa, which is considered the “capital” of ISIS, and freed four settlements.
“Units “Suram” and “Halobia” liberated from the militants an area of 60 square kilometers with East and West side of the dam across the Euphrates river in the area of El-Ahmar,” added rudskoy.
More than 5.5 thousand sorties
According to Rudskoy, the planes of Air and space forces of Russia for almost four months of operations in Syria has fulfilled 5662 sorties.
The Syrian conflict and the main stages of its settlement
The military also launched a 97 cruise missiles, sea-and air-based.
“From 30 September 2015, Air-space forces of Russia in Syria executed 5662 sorties, including 145 sorties of aircraft strategic missile and long-range bombers, start of 97 cruise missiles, sea-and air-based,” said Lieutenant-General.
The targeted are infrastructure, bases, and the accumulation of military equipment and manpower of terrorists.
ISIS lost control of 217 settlements for a hundred days
More than 200 settlements, as noted rudskoy, were liberated from the terrorists during the Russian operation in Syria.
The term of the agreement on placing of the Russian air group in Syria is not set
“In just one hundred days of operation, conducted by Russian Air and space forces in Syria, ISIL recaptured 217 settlements and released more than 1 thousand square miles of territory,” he said.
“In the Syrian city slowly returning populations and improving the peaceful life”, – said the General.
Monday rudskoy has informed that only in December and early January from the terrorists in Syria due to Russian airstrikes have freed more than 150 cities and towns.
The Russian Federation carries out operation against terrorists in Syria from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Humanitarian operation of Russia in Syria
The Russian army launched a humanitarian operation in Syria, also reported Sergey rudskoy. According to him, the number of international non-governmental organizations engaged in the delivery to Syria for humanitarian assistance. “In General, however, aid goes to areas controlled by the rebels, where much of it falls into the hands of extremists and used for the supply of the gangs. In addition, it was stated repeatedly attempts delivery of weapons and ammunition, evacuation of wounded militants under the guise of humanitarian convoys”, – said rudskoy.
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“We have taken the decision to deploy in the Syrian Arab Republic Armed forces of the Russian Federation humanitarian operations,” the General added.
“At the present time, the main assistance goes to the city of Deir ez-Zor, which for a long time is the siege of the ISIL terrorists,” said the General.
“Today it is military-transport aircraft Il-76 Syrian air force using Russian parachute platforms in Deir ez-Zor city delivered 22 tons of humanitarian cargo. Their distribution will be carried out by local authorities,” said rudskoy.
In his words, “the work in this direction will be continued”. “We do not intend to rest on our laurels and will continue to provide the Syrian people with all possible assistance in the liberation of the country from extremists and restore a peaceful life”, – said the General.
As recalled rudskoy, as a result of the armed conflict that started in Syria in 2011, in most localities of this country has developed an extremely difficult situation – residents are experiencing a shortage of food, medicines and basic necessities.
Russia is conducting operation against terrorists in Syria from 30 September 2015, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Strikes on militants applied aerospace force, the number of blows was inflicted on the Navy, used a cruise missile complex “Caliber”.