Russia strikes more than thousand terrorist targets in Syria

MOSCOW, Dec. 24 (MNA) –The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, said Wednesday that in the last week the air forces attacked 1.093 targets of Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Syria.

According to Konashenkov, the Russian Aerospace Forces completed 302 combat flight missions and bombed targets of the terrorist infrastructure in Aleppo, Idlib, Deir ez Zor, Hama and Homs.

The spokesman stressed that in Homs were destroyed military equipment, heavy machine guns and three truckloads of extremists. In Idlib a Su-34 destroyed a great training camp in which were operating 'instructors from nearby countries', according to the source.

Konashenkov added that a considerable part of the terrorists in that base arrived via Turkey and were citizens from countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet republics).

Konashenkov said that the data about that training camp was provided by sources of the so-called patriotic resistance.

Konahenkov considered 'totally deceitful' the reports of the nongovernmental organization Amnesty International on alleged air strikes against hospitals in Syria, which aims to denigrate the Russian Armed Forces.

He considered that the reports of Amnesty International are selective and also that it is strange that the NGO does not pay attention to war crimes committed in Syria before the arrival of Russian air forces on September 30.

Konahenkov revealed that possesses accurate information on the attacks by the Washington-led coalition in Syria, and stressed that often the attacks do not correspond to the declared goal of fighting against the terrorist organization.

He claimed that the objective of these manipulations by the US side, is to divert attention of the international community from the tragedy of death and suffering of the civilian population.

The Russian spokesman deplored the absence of a detailed report by Amnesty International on the activities of the alliance led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, or the various terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

We have a question: Why this organization resisted to consider real and irrefutable evidence of the use of cluster bombs by the Ukrainian armed forces against the cities of eastern Ukraine?, the spokesman concluded.

 

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