VKS RF, for the day had performed 16 sorties on 57 targets of militants in Syria

VKS RF, for the day had performed 16 sorties on 57 targets of militants in Syria

LATAKIA (Syria), January 20. VC aircraft of the Russian Federation for the last day performed 16 sorties in 57 infrastructure of militants in the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Deir ez-Zor, despite adverse weather conditions. About this informed the official representative of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov.

“Due to adverse weather conditions and to avoid risk to citizens of the Russian operation perform combat missions only in the provinces of Latakia and Deir ez-Zor”, he said.

The defense Ministry also noted that the Russian armed forces deployed in blocked terrorists from the city of Deir ez-Zor humanitarian cargo weighing 50 tons and continue the humanitarian operation in Syria.

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Russian HQs for the last day in the province of Deir ez-Zor bombed the camp of the “Islamic state”, destroyed the command post of rebels, also under attack by field artillery and the warehouse of combustive-lubricating materials, said Konashenkov.

“In the area of the settlement of Hoveydzha, in the province of Deir ez – Zor was hit by a field camp of the terrorist group ISIL (the former name “Islamic state”). As a result of direct hits was destroyed command post and barracks space for accommodation of fighters and all its contents” – he said.

In addition, in the vicinity of the settlement Mesia in the same province the su-34 struck blow to positions of the field artillery of fighters. “Objective control data confirmed the destruction of the three artillery guns,” – said Konashenkov.

In addition, according to him, in the area Belia (Deir ezzor), Russian aviation bombed in the firing position rocket artillery and warehouse of fuels and lubricants. “By means of objective control was recorded the destruction of two rocket launchers, as well as detonation is kept in the warehouse of fuel,” – said the representative of the defense Ministry.

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Konashenkov also said that the Russian aircraft group in Syria in recent days have caused four strikes against terrorists, retreating under the blows of the government forces and the Patriotic opposition in the mountains of Latakia.

“In the area of the mountain massif of Jabal al-Arkadia (province of Latakia) during the day Russian warplanes launched four air strikes on scattered groups of militants, retreating under the onslaught of the government forces of Syria and detachments of the Patriotic opposition,” he said.

In addition, according to him, in the area of the village of Hatla su-34 struck at the workshop, where the militants stuffed the car with explosives. Information about this has provided the representatives of the Syrian opposition. In bombing raids the Studio of the terrorists with all its contents was destroyed, he added Konashenkov.


“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).


The Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

The territory under the control of militants, foreign mercenaries in the ranks of the terrorist group and the largest terrorist attacks of the IG – infographic