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20.10.2015 (19:00)

In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic has continued performing strikes against facilities of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra

In the course of the last 24 hours, the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic has continued performing strikes against facilities of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra.

The Russian pilots carried out 55 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase engaging 60 targets in the Hama, Idlib, Lattakia, Damascus, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Near Ziara (Idlib province), air reconnaissance means uncovered a terrorists’ hardware concentration area. After additional reconnaissance check conducted with the use of UAVs, the Command of the Russian aviation group made a decision to destroy the target.

Three infantry fighting vehicles and six SUVs equipped with large-caliber machine guns were eliminated by the strike.

Near Qastun (Idlib province), a large base of illegal armed groups with a command centre and a camouflaged ammunition depot was destroyed. The strike of a Su-24M with a high-explosive bomb caused detonation of munitions, which completely destroyed the object. 

Near Hatla (Deir ez-Zor province), the Russian aviation destroyed a mini-plant manufacturing explosive devices and unguided rockets. A pinpoint strike of a Su-34 bomber eliminated the plant.

Also in Deir ez-Zor province, terrorists’ command and communication centres, which had been used to coordinate five armed groups in the region, were destroyed. The target was located in buildings of post office, which had been captured by the terrorists. The object was eliminated with a guided bomb dropped from a Su-34 bomber.

During the last 24 hours, the strikes of the Russian aviation resulted in elimination of the following targets:

  • 19 command centres of illegal armed groups;
  • 2 depots with ammunition;
  • a plant used for production of munitions and explosives;
  • 30 firing positions and concentrations of military hardware;
  • 9 underground fortified facilities.

After combat task performance, all the Russian aircraft have returned to the Hmeymim airbase. 

Pinpoint strike against terrorists' training centre near Jubb al-Ahmar, Hama province

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