In the course of the last four days, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 157 combat sorties engaging 579 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure in the provinces of Aleppo, Raqqah, Latakia, Homs, Hama and Deir ez-Zor.

 

Near the Kabaklia inhabited area (Latakia province), a Su-34 bomber made an airstrike on the ISIS militants’ strong points located on high points. The direct hits eliminated 4 SUVs with large-caliber machine guns and about 20 militants.

 

After the Syrian governmental forces had liberated the Salma settlement (Latakia province), militants’ activity in the mountainous area of Jabal al-Akrad has decreased.

 

Mass desertion and evasion of military actions by the whole units are observed. Thus, an illegal armed group of the field commander “Ibn Khaldun” (about 30 men strong) deserted from positions in full squad.

 

In the suburbs of Tall Rifat (Aleppo province), a Su-25 attack aircraft eliminated a militants’ depot with ammunition and armaments. Objective monitoring registered detonation of explosives and total destruction of the building with all its contents.

 

Near Ahras inhabited area (Aleppo province), on one of the highways, air reconnaissance detected 6 automobile columns with militants heading from the Turkish border to the Aleppo city. As a result of a bomb strike carried out by Su-34 bombers, over 20 cross-country vehicles with armament and militants were eliminated.

 

Near Narb-Nafsa (Hama province), direct hits of air bombs dropped from a Su-25 attack aircraft destroyed 5 militants’ SUVs with large-caliber machine guns and mortars on them.

 

Ministry of Defence

 

 

 

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