Russian planes pound dozens of terrorist targets in Syria

MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (MNA) – Spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Ígor Konashenkov, confirmed on Monday that Russian aviation accomplished 33 missions in the past 24 hours in Syria and destroyed 49 logistical targets of the ISIL and other terrorist groups.

The Major General said Aerospace Force units of Russia took off from the Hmeymin air base and decimated targets of the extremists in Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia and Hama provinces.

An Al Nusra command post was dismantled in Idlib while a home-made bomb facility was destroyed in Aleppo.

The General said the precision attacks by Moscow's military planes in Damascus province caused a qualitative change in the operational situation in the area, characterized now by a mass stampede of ISIL forces lacking ammunition to continue fighting.

Intelligence sources reported that several detachments made up of some 100 Jihadists each abandoned their positions Sunday night and fled for Marj Sultan town.

Head of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade, Igor Korotchenko, said the successful performance of Russian fighter-bombers Su-34 in the war against terrorism in Syria will increase the world demand for those planes.

The President of the Federation Council (Senate), Valentina Matvienko, said yesterday that the extension of the operation of the Aerospace Forces from Russia in Syria depends on the results of the fight against ISIL and other terrorist groups, and ratified that Moscow will not take part in any land operation.

 

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