Russian Warplanes Destroy About 2,000 Oil Tankers Used by Terrorists in Syria

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The Russian Air Force in Syria has destroyed about 2,000 tankers used by terrorists for oil transportation.

Russian Warplanes Destroy About 2,000 Oil Tankers Used by Terrorists in Syria

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The Russian Air Force has conducted over 5,200 sorties since the start of the Russian military operations in Syria on September 30, the chief of the Russian Armed Forces said on Dec.25.

“Since September 30 Russian aviation has conducted 5,240 sorties in Syria, including 145 sorties by long-range aviation,” Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces said.

Elimination of conentration of oil transporting vehicles:

The Russian Air Force in Syria has destroyed about 2,000 tankers used by the Islamists for oil transportation. Last week, the Russian Air Force destroyed 17 convoys of oil tankers and a number of the terrorists’ oil extraction and processing facilities.

Russian warplanes exercise airraids daily against terrorist infrastructure, command points, military equipment and defensive positions.

“Yesterday alone we carried out 189 strikes on the terrorist strongholds, 142 of which were planned, while the rest were newly identified” Rudskoy added.

Elimination of oil produce and refinery facilities of the ISIS in the territory of Syria:

The Russian Air Force’s effective strikes in Syria have forced the terrorists to look for new routes for crude oil transportation. The number of tankers using the ‘western route’ where the Russian warplanes work has decreased to 265 vehicles.

Strikes carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces on terrorists’ facilities in Syria:

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  • Mathew te Puni

    go russia