Russian Air Force Razes 556 ISIS Targets in Syria over Past Three Days

Russian Air Force Razes 556 ISIS Targets in Syria over Past Three Days
Mon Dec 28, 2015 19:47:19

General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Rudskoy has reported that his country warplanes have operated 164 raids and hit 556 terrorist targets in Syria over the past three days.

"In three days, starting December 25, [Russian warplanes] conducted 164 sorties, hitting 556 terrorist targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa," chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.

Russian jets have intensified airstrikes to aid the anti-terrorist offensive of the Syrian army and patriotic opposition forces, he stated.

The Syrian government forces have continued their offensive in all directions, Sergei Rudkoy said, adding that the army "has achieved major success in the Aleppo, Latakia and on the outskirts of Damascus."

The Syrian army established control over a strategically important dam over the Euphrates River, Rudskoy said.

"As a result of this offensive about 20 populated areas were liberated from terrorists. Control was established over a strategically important object - the dam over the Euphrates River in Jerf el Ahmar."

According to Rudskoy, Russia's air campaign has helped the Syrian army to establish control over part of the country's border with Turkey.

He added that the Syrian government forces continue to advance near Eastern Ghouta.

The Syrian army also advanced in the area near the Kweiris airbase in the Aleppo province, liberating "two populated areas to the north of the airport and a tactically important height."

"The Russian Defense Ministry intends to continue to work to bring together all the forces involved in the liberation of Syria from international terrorists," sputnik reported.

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