JNN 13 Oct 2015 Damascus : The Russian Air Force has carried out 55 sorties in the last 24 hours, hitting 53 Islamic State targets in four Syrian provinces and destroying command posts, terrorist training camps and a transfer point, among others.
Sukhoi Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, together with Su-25SM ground support aircraft, bombed ISIS positions in the provinces of Idlib, Latakia, Homs and Hama, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, told journalists.
The airstrikes destroyed seven command points, six training camps, six arms depots and a stronghold near the village of Salma in Latakia province.
Russian aircraft have also attacked 24 of the terrorists’ fortified strongpoints, along with weapons and vehicles stored there.
“Over the last day, Russian warplanes have also eliminated a convoy of terrorist vehicles, a mobile mortar gunnery team and three underground bunker systems,” Konashenkov reported.
A Sukhoi Su-25 ground-support fighter jet, using reconnaissance data obtained by drones, bombed a mobile mortar battery in the Hama province, wiping out three SUVs with mortars mounted on them and a truck of munitions.
Also in Hama province, a Sukhoi Su-24M deployed a guided KAB-500 air bomb and destroyed an Islamic State fortified command post.
“A pinpoint strike demolished all [engineering] installations of the terrorists,” Konashenkov reported.
The convoy eliminated near the town of Sukeyk north of Hama consisted of three petrol tankers, a large truck and two SUVs with heavy machine guns mounted on them. All the vehicles have been destroyed.
A group of Sukhoi Su-24M bombers has hit a large transfer point of Islamic State terrorists in Latakia province, striking the target with high-explosive air bombs, which caused a fire at the installation equipped with underground facilities. The fire caused munitions stored at the facility to detonate.
The target was completely destroyed, Konashenkov said.
An airstrike on a terrorist target near the village of Al-Mastumah in Syria’s northern Idlib province destroyed an Islamic State installation used as a transfer point for terrorists coming to Syria from other countries.
300 Terrorists Killed , including 2 Senior Commanders
The Russian Defense Ministry announced that as Moscow intensifies its anti-terror operation in Syria, around 300 Takfiri militants including two senior members of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group have been killed until now.
In an announcement on Friday, the ministry announced that Russian planes had struck the headquarters of the so-called Liwa al-Haqq terrorists group in Syria, killing 200 terrorists, including two Daesh field commanders, RIA news agency reported.
In separate attacks in the Aleppo region, northwestern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that its jets had killed a further 100 terrorists.
The ministry added that nearly 70 combat sorties had been carried out on Daesh positions in northern Syria by Russian fighter jets during the past day.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the country’s airstrikes on Daesh positions in Syria over the past days had triggered panic among the terrorists groups fighting the government.
Since September 30, Russian air force jet fighters have reportedly demolished numerous vehicles, command posts, communication centers, fuel and ammunition depots, plants used for making bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as several training camps, all used by Daesh.
The Russian Navy has been taking part in the battle against the terrorists as well, launching missiles at terrorist targets in Syria from its warships in the Caspian Sea waters.
Moscow kicked off its military campaign upon the request of the Syrian government; Press TV reported.