October 5th, 2015 -
Translated for Fort Russ by Paul Siebert -
Within three days since the beginning of military operation in Syria the Russian aircraft struck more than 50 major infrastructure objects of "Islamic state" militants - command posts, communication centers, ammunition depots, storage facilities of combustive-lubricating materials, etc. Panic is spreading among the militants, they leave their positions in
and several hundred have tried to get into Europe.
According to the Russian intelligence, "Islamic state" extremists are hastily leaving their positions in
trying to get into Europe. On October 3 it was
reported by the Head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of
Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov. Russia
"Our intelligence has noticed that militants are leaving the areas under their control. About 600 mercenaries left their positions and trying to get into
Europe "- said General Kartapolov.
Panic and desertion in the ranks of terrorists began after the attacks of the Russian air forces. In three days of the operation strike aircraft managed to undermine the material base of terrorists and reduce their combat potential.
"The strikes were carried out around the clock from the Russian air base in Latakia hitting targets on the whole
. In three days
we have been able to undermine the material base of the terrorists and to
significantly reduce their combat capabilities", - said Kartapolov. territory
The Head of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff also noted that the Russian aviation group will continue to increase the intensity of attacks.
Only in the last 24 hours Russian planes destroyed nine objects of the extremists carrying out 20 missions, most of them at night.
The aircraft used against the Islamists in
is using guided missiles and the latest high-precision bombs that are adjusted
by GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Syria
The representative of the military department said: "During the attacks on the terrorist infrastructure the Russian air-force is using the latest high-precision weapons, in particular, guided aerial bombs. Such a bomb adjusts its course after leaving the wing of the aircraft via a GLONASS satellite. It also receives the target coordinates from the plane. Its accuracy is two meters, regardless of the weather and time of day. This makes it possible to accurately hit targets of the Islamists, excluding civilian casualties".
Su-34 bombers discharge air bombs and launch missiles from a height of
5 km. Therefore, those whom
they attack, do not see or hear the aircraft itself.