Russian Fighter Jets Target Major ISIL Positions near Palmyra + Video

Thu Nov 5, 2015 21:29:52

Russian fighter jets have carried out 81 sorties and hit 263 terrorist targets over the past 48 hours in 8 provinces in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

"In the past two days, aircraft from the Russian air group in Syria have conducted 81 sorties and hit 283 [terrorist] targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Deir Ezzur, Idlib, Lattakia, Raqqa, Hama and Homs," the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

A Su-24 bomber destroyed an ISIL fortified area near the city of Palmyra, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

"In the area of Tadmur in the province of Homs, a Su-24 bomber destroyed a major ISIL fortified area, as well as a tank firing position, a Zu-23 anti-aircraft gun and a mortar battery. The destroyed fortified area was located over 30 kilometers away from ancient Palmyra."

A Russian Su-25 attack aircraft destroyed a Nusra Front ammunition depot with anti-tank missiles.

The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two fortified checkpoints in Raqqa and a terrorist base in a mountainous area near Damascus, he said.

"Su-34 bombers hit by two fortified checkpoints of terrorists located on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa. A pinpoint strike with a bomb destroyed terrorist fortifications, as well as four units of armored vehicles."

Su-24M bombers destroyed ISIL workshops in the Aleppo province, which repaired armoured vehicles; FNA reported.


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