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28.12.2015 (17:30)

Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria increased strike intensity in the interests of offensive carried out by the Syrian army, which is fighting against the ISIS

In the course of the week, aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces increased strike intensity in the interests of offensive carried out by the Syrian army and armed formations of patriotic forces, which are fighting against the ISIS.

In the course of three days, since December 25, the Russian aviation group has performed 164 combat sorties engaging 556 terrorists’ objects located in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces.

Supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, governmental forces continue offensive against illegal armed groups at all directions.

Operations held in the Aleppo, Latakia provinces and suburbs of Damascus were the most successful ones.

In the Aleppo province, safety zone around Kweires airbase has been significantly expanded.

In the course of last several days, two inhabited areas to the north from the airbase have been liberated. The forces have also captured Tell Sherbae tactic height.

In the Latakia province, assault units of the Syrian army carry out offensive operations in northern and eastern directions.

The units took under control left bank of the Kebir River from the Turkish-Syrian borderline to Soraf inhabited area.

Three important heights have been taken under control at directions to Kabanah and Sirmaniyah.

In suburbs of Damascus, governmental forces continue offensive near Eastern Guta.

The forces started active operations at other directions as well.

Supported by the Russian aviation, Syrian Army units under command of Aiman Flyat al-Ganim have been conducting offensive on Raqqah, ISIS capital, during several days.

As a result of the offensive, about 20 inhabited areas have been liberated from extremists.

The strategic object, dam over the Euphrates in al-Akhmar, has been taken under control.

At present, detachments of the Syrian patriotic forces continue stepping up the offensive.

Moreover, the Russian aircraft also performed 17 strikes on the ISIS objects in the interests of “Desert Lions” and “Qalamoun” detachments, which are holding offensive on Palmyra.

Civilians are supporting the governmental forces and patriotic armed forces.

It is to be mentioned that chosen strategy on eliminating income sources of the ISIS and involving patriotic opposition in fighting against terrorists is already paying off.

The Russian Defence Ministry will continue the work aimed to joining efforts of all forces, which are interested in liberating Syria from international terrorists.


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