The U.S. military saw the strengthening of Russian air strikes in Syria


The group of the Russian Air and space forces in Syria intensified attacks on opponents of President Bashar Assad despite the agreement about the imminent ceasefire and repeated calls by Western countries to stop their military operation. As reported by Reuters, said Colonel Steve Warren, the U.S. military campaign against Islamic state (organization banned in Russia) in Iraq and Syria.

“We see no visible preparations for a temporary cessation of hostilities,” said Warren. According to him, is the amplification of shocks like Russian aircraft and the aircraft of the Syrian air force, loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The Colonel also said that the Russian and Syrian planes attacked in those places where the affected hospital. He said that the U.S. has no confidence, whose aircraft strikes have resulted in casualties. “And the Syrian and Russian aircraft attacked in areas where the affected hospitals,” said Warren.

On 16 February the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian aviation aircraft during the week 10 to 16 February completed 444 sorties in Syria. According to him, the aircraft struck 1 thousand 593 the positions of militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (activity is prohibited in Russia). When it attacked positions of the terrorists in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, HOMS, Deir-ez-Zor, Dara’a and Aleppo.