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20.01.2016 (17:00)

In the course of the last day, aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria performed 16 combat sorties engaging 57 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure

In the course of the last day, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 16 combat sorties engaging 57 objects of terrorists’ infrastructure.

Because of bad weather conditions and in order to avoid risks for civilians, the Russian aviation carried out combat tasks only in the Latakia and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Near Jebel al-Akrad (Latakia province), the Russian aircraft made 4 strikes against disjoined groups of militants, who were retreating under pressure of the Syrian governmental troops and patriotic opposition forces.

Near Hatla (Deir ez-Zor province), Russian Su-34 bomber performed a strike on a workshop, which was used by militants for fitting vehicles with explosive devices. The information about the workshop was received from the Syrian opposition representatives. The bomb strike caused elimination of the terrorists’ workshop with all its contents. 

Near Meshia (Deir ez-Zor province), Su-34 bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces performed a strike on field artillery position of militants. The objective monitoring data confirmed elimination of 3 artillery guns.

Near Bgelia (Deir ez-Zor province), the Russian aviation carried out bomb strikes against militant’s missile artillery and POL depot. The objective monitoring data registered destruction of 2 rocket launching systems and detonation of the fuel, which had been stored in the depot.

Near Mreyah (Deir ez-Zor province), Russian aircraft carried out a strike on the ISIS field camp. The direct hits resulted in destruction of the command post and barracks with all their contents.

The Russian Armed Forces continue performing the humanitarian operation on providing assistance to civilians in regions of the Syrian Arab Republic, which had been blocked by terrorists.

Since January 15, transport aircraft of the Syrian Air Force has projected 50 tons of cargos with food products and articles of first necessity by the Russian P-7 parachute platforms.

At present time, the Russian party in cooperation with the Syrian forces is preparing another batch of humanitarian cargos for transporting to blocked Deir ez-Zor. 

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