Russian Jets Hit 1097 Terrorist Targets in Syria since Beginning of 2016

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Russian military aircraft hit 1097 terrorists’ targets in Syria and conducted 311 sorties since the beginning of 2016, the Russian General Staff announced.

The Russian General Staff said Monday that Russian combat aircraft carried out over 300 missions in Syria since the beginning of 2016, hitting about 1,100 terrorist targets in ten provinces.

"With the help of the Russian aviation the Syrian Democratic Forces under the command of Ayman Flyat al-Ganim continue the advance on the Daesh capital — Raqqa. They have taken control over al-Salhiya, Rdzheman-Alaia, el-Qria and Hadriyat-Ayn-Isa," Rudskoy said.

Terrorist groups operating in Syria continue to receive reinforcements coming through Turkey, despite all efforts by the global community the Russian General Staff announced.

"However, despite all the efforts by the international community to stop supplies to terrorists, reinforcements continue to reach regularly northeastern Latakia from the Turkish territory," Rudskoy said.

"Russian jets are striking the terrorists' strongholds in Syria. We have conducted 311 sorties and destroyed at least 1,097 targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, Damascus, Deir-er-Zor, Hasakah, Daraa and Raqqa," Rudskoy said.

"As a result of the Russian airstrikes the terrorists continue to suffer losses", head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Rudskoy added.

Over 150 towns and villages in Syria have been freed over the last 1.5 months thanks to the support provided to Syrian troops by Russian aviation, the Russian General Staff said Monday.

Russian jets have supported 11 different democratic militia forces in their advance against terrorist positions.

"We support people's militia who are fighting against terrorism in Syria. Today our bomber jets strike to help the Democratic opposition in their advance," the head of the General Staff said.

The general also added that the Syrian army regained control over 6 key positions in Latakia.

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