Defense Ministry: the aircraft of the Russian Federation in Syria during the day, destroyed more than 320 militants

Defense Ministry: the aircraft of the Russian Federation in Syria during the day, destroyed more than 320 militants

LATAKIA /Syria/, December 16. Russian aviation in Syria for the last day destroyed more than 320 militants and more than 30 armored vehicles and cars of terrorists.

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This was reported to journalists by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.

“Only for last days destroyed more than 320 militants and 34 units of armor and automotive equipment of terrorists, including two tanks, one IFV and 15 jeeps, equipped with heavy machine guns DShK”, he said.

“Terrorists continue to incur losses in manpower and equipment,” the General added.

Konashenkov said that after the combat missions all aircraft of the Russian air group returned safely to the airbase Hamim.

The destruction of the fuel tankers

According to Konashenkov, the su-34 fighters destroyed a convoy of 15 trucks and about a hundred fuel tankers used by the terrorists. “To undermine the sources of income of terrorists during the last day Russian su-34 destroyed in the area of the settlement in Deir-ez-Zor 94 fuel nalepnica”, – he told journalists in Lattakia.

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Also, he said, “in the area of the settlement Rashidiya-Kalubia province Hasikov during the “free search” bomber su-34 was destroyed a convoy of 15 trucks, carrying freight in the Northern direction of the oil produced in the terrorists controlled areas”.

In addition, Konashenkov said the su-25 destroyed in Idlib province base for the militants of the “Islamic state”, the data which gave military the opposition. According to him, the object was in the area of Maaret al-Numan – the building housed ammunition, and the command post.

“Location information for this facility were received from the representatives of the Syrian opposition. After verification of this information through the information center in Baghdad and coordinates the appraisal of military bases means unmanned strike aircraft su-25 the object was destroyed”, – said Konashenkov.

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Russian aircraft also destroyed the disguised base of the IG in the province of HOMS. “In the vicinity of the village of El Karatan the province of HOMS bomber su-24M destroyed a clandestine database of terrorist ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation organization “Islamic state”). In underground shelters the rebels had been equipped with a command post, ammunition depot and barracks areas”, – said the General.

In addition, according to him, in the province of Aleppo, another su-24 bombed a congestion of manpower and equipment of fighters. “Objective control data confirmed the destruction of at least ten militants and three vehicles mounted with heavy machine guns,” – said Konashenkov.

Earlier, he said that in days of Russian planes flew nearly 60 sorties, attacking more than 200 objects.

Russia strikes on the terrorists in Syria from 30 September, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 2014 operation against the militants in Syria and Iraq held by the international coalition led by the United States.