Turkey and Russia began their first joint operation against ISIS in Syria

Air and space forces (VKS) Russia and air forces (VVS) of Turkey held their first joint air operation against the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” (ISIL) in the Syrian province of Aleppo. This was stated by the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces, Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy, reports “RIA Novosti”.

He said that a joint operation “to defeating the Islamic state” takes place in the suburbs of the village of al-Bab, Aleppo province. During operation affects the 36 objects of the terrorists, added on November, stressing that they were all agreed in advance by the General staff and command of the air forces of the two countries.

The operation was also coordinated with the Syrian side. It attracted nine attack aircraft of Russian air force, including four su-24M, four su-25 and one su-34 bombers, as well as eight aircraft of the Turkish air force four F-16 and four F-4, said the representative of the General staff.

First results of a joint operation against ISIS, he said, has shown high efficiency of joint action of Russian and Turkish aviation.