MOSCOW, February 24. Russian aircraft over the past two days almost attacked 200 terrorist targets in five Syrian provinces, told reporters the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.
“For the last two days made 62 of departure for 187 targets in the provinces of Hama, raqqa, Deir-ez-Zor, Aleppo and HOMS,” said he.
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Russian bomber su-34 destroyed more than 10 strongholds of terrorists in the prevailing heights in the area of the settlement of Yttrium, the result is neutralized more than 50 militants.
“In the area of the settlement of Yttrium bomber su-34 destroyed 10 strongholds of the enemy, located on dominating heights”, – said Konashenkov.
According to him, in these attacks, the engineering facilities of the terrorists completely destroyed, neutralized more than 50 bandits, destroyed tank and three cars of the raised passableness with heavy weapons.
In addition, in the province of HOMS su-34 struck the positions of the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia), direct hits destroyed two mortar batteries, together with calculations and two units of armored vehicles, said the representative of the Ministry of defense. Also in the area of the settlement El-Bab (province of Aleppo) bombers struck at clusters of manpower and equipment of the enemy.
Konashenkov also said that the Russian air force continues to be applied to target terrorists in Syria. “The Russian-U.S. agreement (on the ceasefire in Syria – approx.) does not apply to the ISIL militants, “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and other (organizations), recognized by the UN security Council terrorist,” said the General.
“That’s why the Russian aircraft are continuing air strikes on the objects of those groups of terrorists in the former regime”, – he added.
ABOUT GROUPING “DZHEBHAT EN-NUSRA” AND “ISLAMIC STATE”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“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).