LATAKIA, on February 16. Russian aircraft with 10 to 16 February completed 444 sorties and bombed almost 1.6 thousand objects of terrorists in Syria. This was reported to journalists by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.
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“From 10 to 16 February, the aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic has executed 444 sorties, which inflicted pinpoint strikes on 1593 objects of terrorists in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Deraa, HOMS, Hama, Latakia and Aleppo”, – said Konashenkov.
According to him, the Syrian government army with the support of the loyal opposition groups since the beginning of February was liberated from the terrorists settlements 73. “Since the beginning of the month in the Syrian Arab Republic from terrorists were released more than 800 square kilometres of land and 73 settlements”, – said Konashenkov.
The rebels evacuated their families to the border with Turkey
Also, according to him, militants from the difficult situation in the area of the Syrian city of Aleppo carried out a mass evacuation of their families to the Turkish border. “However, with the tightening by the Turkish authorities crossing over the border freely ignored mostly only wounded fighters”, – he noted.
Turkey’s actions in Syria are becoming more aggressive, Russia sees this as support for terrorism
Konashenkov stressed that the terrorists in the Syrian provinces of Idlib and Aleppo continue to receive reinforcements via the border with Turkey. “Through the Turkish-Syrian border continues delivery in the dark to terrorists in Idlib and Aleppo of weapons, ammunition and reinforcements of manpower”, – he said.
In addition, according to the Agency, the Turkish artillery from the end of last week caused more than 100 attacks on settlements in the province of Aleppo. “Since the end of last week’s Turkey deals massive shelling from heavy artillery by both Syrian government forces and the Patriotic opposition groups in the border areas. By means of objective control recorded the application of Turkish artillery more than 100 shells at the communities near the border in the province of Aleppo”, he said.
“After reaching at the end of last week’s framework agreements to halt in Syria fighting in the South and especially in the North there is a sharp intensification of terrorist groups,” – said the representative of the Ministry of defense. Thus, according to him, between militants in the southwestern part of the province of Aleppo and northwestern Idlib province “frequent disagreements over the control of territories.”
About the shelling by Turkish artillery of the areas of Syria occupied by the Kurds, it became known on February 13. On 15 February, the Minister of national defence of Turkey Ismet Yilmaz said that have been attacked four regions in Northern Syria. Ankara has declared its readiness to conduct a military operation against armed formations of the party of the Syrian Kurds “Democratic Union”, which in Turkey is considered a terrorist organization. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara will not allow the Kurds to occupy the Syrian border town of Azaz and will give them “more stringent response” when trying to build on the success in Northern Syria.
About the hospital in Idlib
The Caspian flotilla has in its composition a single ship, which could be implemented to launch ballistic missiles at Syrian hospital in Idlib, said Konashenkov.
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“Who was on a visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu agreed yesterday even about the alleged drawing of Russia from the Caspian sea strike, underline, ballistic missile by the hospital in Idlib. I must say that the composition of the Caspian flotilla no single ship capable of such ballistic missiles,” – said Konashenkov.
“Both reports allegedly destroyed hospitals and schools and in Aatase of 10 February, and in Idlib, from February 15, contain the same raw data – “Gaziantep. Turkey”. Information about where this was written, fake, apparently, through an oversight of the authors or editors of the site were published,” he said.
Earlier, the Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that the strike on the hospital, “Doctors without borders” in Idlib struck the U.S., “Russian HQs have to do with it”.