Russian Airstrikes Target 36 ISIS Positions Over 24 hrs in Syria

Russian Airstrikes Target 36 ISIS Positions Over 24 hrs in Syria
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:57:05

Russian warplanes carried out 36 airstrikes over 24 hours in the Syrian provinces of Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus, and Aleppo, targeting 46 ISIS military bases and destroying 11 of the ISIS' command centers, Moscow's defense ministry said on Saturday.

Russia said it launched strikes on underground hideouts, operation centers, weapon production plants, firing positions, artillery, munition warehouses, ammunition and supplies of the so-called ISIS organization, said Igor Konashenkov, a ministry’s spokesman.

He added that in the suburbs of Damascus aircraft destroyed two ammunition depots and a workshop manufacturing improvised explosive devices. Precision strikes completely destroyed the targets, he said.

On September 30, Russia carried out its first airstrikes in Syria, claiming to target ISIS positions in northeastern Homs province.

US officials have expressed displeasure at the Russian intervention in Syria, especially over reports that Russian warplanes have hit anti-regime rebels backed by Washington.


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