MOSCOW, December 14. Detachments of the “free Syrian army” (FSA) of over 5 thousand people are currently on the offensive in the provinces of HOMS, Hama, Aleppo and raqqa, said the chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Valery Gerasimov.
“To prevent the danger” that Vladimir Putin about the goals of the operation in Syria and the tasks of the Ministry of defense
“The number of such units of the SAA is growing. Only for their support of the Russian aviation applied 30-40 daily air strikes. Also assisted with weapons, ammunition and material resources”, – said Gerasimov at a meeting with representatives military-diplomatic corps.
He noted that in Syria at the invitation of the legitimate government of Syria the Russian troops during the operation, causing air strikes solely at the control points, places of a congestion of fighters, warehouses with stocks of ammunition and training camps of militants of the banned in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state”. Thus, Russian aviation creates conditions for success for the onset of the Syrian armed forces said the chief of the Russian General staff.
From Russia with support
As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“The Russian Federation also contributes to the combined efforts of government troops and militias of the Syrian opposition to defeat the terrorists,” – said Gerasimov.
To deprive terrorists of funding source, are destroyed under the control of Islamic state oil refineries, pumping stations, oil and also the vehicles carrying the petroleum products in public places and on routes to the Turkish border, said the chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces.
“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).