Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail

05.10.2015 (20:20)

In the daytime, Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 aircraft performed 15 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase


In the course of the day, the Russian attack aircraft and tactical bombers continued making pinpoint strikes against ISIS facilities of logistic infrastructure, command centres and concentrations of military hardware detected on the Syrian territory by the Russian reconnaissance means beforehand.

In the daytime, Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 aircraft performed 15 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase. Ten terrorist facilities were engaged.

Su-34 eliminated an HQ and a command centre of the ISIS militants near Dayr Hafir and Al-Bab (Aleppo). Direct hits resulted in destruction of buildings sheltering field commanders of terrorists.

To the east of Homs, not far from Tadmor, a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft as well as a Su-24M bomber attacked two areas of concentration of ISIS military hardware.

In total, about 20 T-55 tanks seized earlier from the Syrian army were destroyed. Detonation of the fuel and munitions caused multiple fires.

This is not the first strike of the Russian Air Force on concentrations of terrorist military hardware.

Last night, about 30 automobile and armoured vehicles including tanks were destroyed in the forest area near Idlib.

Video recordings of this strike were shown during the previous briefing.

Despite the fact, that the video recorded by a UAV can be understood only by specialists, there is irrefutable reconnaissance data including talks of the militants in the area concerning the elimination and setting out of operation of terrorist combat vehicles.

Near Tadmor (Homs), Su-24M aircraft attacked artillery positions of one of the ISIS illegal armed groups. Three multiple launch rocket systems of militants and an ammunition depot were destroyed.

Su-25 attack aircraft attacked the militants’ concentration of engineer armament and hardware seized by ISIS terrorists from the Syrian army.

Near Tadmor, Russian bomber aviation engaged two terrorist ammunition depots; one of them was situated on the territory of a plant, which produced salt.

The both facilities were hit by guided air bombs. Objective monitoring data confirms total destruction of the depots.

Two pairs of Su-25 attack aircraft attack a command and communications centres situated in the Jebel-Batra mountains as well as an ISIS HQ in the Jebel-Mgar mountains (Damascus).

As a result of direct hits of guided air bombs, the facilities were eliminated.

Aircraft of the Russian Air Force will continue the 24-hour reconnaissance, detection of targets and their destruction.

Airstrike on an ISIS HQ near Dayr Hafir (Aleppo). The terrorist base with the HQ on its territory received a direct hit.

Strike against an ISIS ammunition depot (Homs). Bright flashes confirm detonation of munitions caused by direct hits of air bombs. Thick smoke gives evidence of fire in the depot.

On Saturday, October 3, during the scheduled combat flight while maneuvering over the mountainous and forest areas for returning to the Hmeymim airfield, the Russian aircraft Su-30 performed a short (for several seconds) entry into the air space of Turkey.

After the check and analysis of the objective monitoring data, the command of the Aerospace Forces’ air grouping in Syria has taken necessary measures to prevent such occurrences in future.

The Turkish party was sent relevant clarifications through the Office of the Military Attaché at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow.

Hmeymim airbase is situated 30 km from the Syrian-Turkish border. Under certain climate conditions, the approach is carried out from the north.

That is why this occurrence is the consequence of unfavorable weather conditions in this region. There are no conspiratorial reasons to look for.

As to the information concerning the pursuit of Turkish aircraft by an unidentified MiG-29 fighter – it has no relevance to the Russian air grouping.

There no aircraft of such type at the Hmeymim airbase.

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