Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation : More in detail

23.11.2015 (14:30)

For the last 2 days, Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 141 combat sorties engaging 472 terrorist objects

In the course of the last 2 days, the Russian air group continued additional checking of targets and engagement of separate facilities of terrorist groupings, which are active on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have performed 141 combat sorties engaging 472 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqqah, and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Russian bombers from the Hmeymim airbase have been performing combat missions on elimination of columns of petrol tank vehicles and oil production plants in the oil-bearing regions in the north and east of Syria. These facilities in the districts of Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah are controlled by terrorists and constitute their main source of income.

Near Raqqah, in the course of the air reconnaissance, two columns of vehicles were detected, which transported oil to processing plants controlled by the ISIS grouping. An airstrike made by Su-34 aircraft destroyed about 80 petrol tank vehicles of terrorists.

15 km to the south-west of Raqqah, a large oil depot terminal was destroyed.

50 km to the south of Raqqah, Su-34 bombers eliminated an oil production plant controlled by terrorists.

In the Al-Makhimira desert, 50 km to the north of Deir ez-Zor, Su-34 bombers made a strike on petrol tanks. The direct hit completely eliminated the object.

It is to be emphasized that in the course of the last five days, the Russian aircraft have destroyed over 1000 petrol tank vehicles, which had carried out transportation of crude oil to the plants controlled by the ISIS terrorists.

According to available information, received from the Information centre in Baghdad, terrorists suffered the heaviest losses in the provinces of Deir ez-Zor, Raqqah and Aleppo.

Thus, near Aleppo city, as a result of strike of the Russian aviation, the system of control over the illegal armed groups was completely disrupted. Terrorists are disintegrated and leave for the districts, which are still under their control to dig in at new lines.

Illegal armed groups active in the vicinity of settlements Serakab (Idlib province) and Qalaat al-Madiq (Hama province), suffered significant losses from missile and bomb strikes of the Russian aviation.

Most terrorist units in these areas have left their positions without permission despite their leaders’ threats. They discarded their Islamic State (and other terrorist groups’) clothes and insignia to blend in with the local population.

This is yet another case when objective monitoring data shows the results of attacks of the Russian aviation and Navy against terrorist objects.

In the connection with a large-scale operation on simultaneous destruction of terrorists’ infrastructure all over the territory of Syria, the so-called fake “human rights observatories” and other propaganda organizations were expected to issue another batch of stovepiping in the Western media.

However, it is necessary to emphasize the fact that after the tragic events in Paris, over Sinai and in Mali they have become more careful in their statements.

On the other hand, statements by certain alleged military experts (such as the official representative of the US Armed Forces Central Command, who has made a statement saying that “most Russian airstrikes are aimed against moderate Syrian opposition”) remain the same.

These statements are also made without presenting any proofs, with no specific facts, and citing unspecified sources.

The more precise the Russian airstrikes are, the more persistently the Western colleagues are trying to convince the foreign public claiming that not all terrorists are that bad.

Perhaps this is how they see it from across the ocean. But in reality, terrorism is known to have no comparatives and no ethnicity.

Terrorism is an absolute evil, all forms of which must be fought.

The Russian side has objective control data on the results of last week’s air operation.

They demonstrate high effectiveness of the operation and significant damage suffered by terrorists all over Syria.

Direct hit of a cruise missile on a terrorists' command centre (Idlib province)

Elimination of an ammunition depot with a cruise missile (Idlib province)

Strike against militants' base with two cruise missiles (Idlib province)

Elimination of terrorists' facility with 2 cruise missiles (Idlib province)

Destruction of an object at a terrorists' oil production plant (Deir ez-Zor province)

Strike with a Kalibr-NK cruise missile against a command centre of terrorists (Idlib province)

Strike with two cruise missiles on a command centre and ammunition depot of terrorists (Idlib province)

Elimination of terrorists' base by strike of Tu-22M3 (Deir ez-Zor province)

Airstrike on facilities of oil production, storage and processing (Deir ez-Zor province)

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