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Russian Air Force Hit 1097 Terrorists Targets in Syria since the Beginning of 2016

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Russian warplanes have hit 1097 terrorists targets in Syria and conducted 311 sorties since the beginning of 2016.

Russian Air Force Hit 1097 Terrorists Targets in Syria since the Beginning of 2016

© Photo: Russian Defence Ministry

Russian warplanes carried out over 300 missions in Syria since the beginning of 2016 and hit about 1,100 terrorist targets in ten provinces, the Russian General Staff stated Jan.11.

“Russian jets are striking the terrorists’ strongholds in Syria. We have conducted 311 sorties and destroyed at least 1,097 targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Damascus, Deir-er-Zor, Hasakah, Daraa and Raqqa,” Rudskoy said.

The airstrikes mainly targeted terrorist infrastructure, oil facilities, large groups of militants and military equipment.

The Russian Air Force have supported 11 different militia forces fighting against terrorists.

“With the help of the Russian aviation the Syrian Democratic Forces under the command of Ayman Flyat al-Ganim continue the advance on the Daesh capital — Raqqa. They have taken control over al-Salhiya, Rdzheman-Alaia, el-Qria and Hadriyat-Ayn-Isa,” he added.

More then 150 towns and villages in Syria have been liberated over the last 1.5 months with the support provided to Syrian troops by the Russian Air Force.

“In December 2015, militants were driven out of 134 towns and villages, and from another 19 during the first days of this year. The most success has been reached in the regions of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs and Raqqa,” Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said.

The Syrian Arab Army also regained control over 6 key positions in Latakia.

Terrorist groups operating in Syria continue to receive reinforcements coming through Turkey.

“However, despite all the efforts by the international community to stop supplies to terrorists, reinforcements continue to reach regularly northeastern Latakia from the Turkish territory,” Rudskoy said.


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