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    December 30, 2015

    Since Dec 28, Russian Aircraft Performed 121 Sorties Engaging 424 ISIS Targets

    Fort Russ - 30th December, 2015

    Taken from Ministry of Defence Facebook page 

    In the course of last two days, since December 28th, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 121 combat sorties engaging 424 terrorists’ objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damaskus, Daraa, Raqqah and Deir Ez-Zor provinces. 

    Near Mahin (Homs province), Russian Su-34 performed a strike on a large terrorists’ base of the ISIS. A hangar with military hardware, depots with weapons, materiel and munitions of terrorists were destroyed. Five off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns, an infantry fighting vehicle, and four trucks loaded with munitions were eliminated. 

    Near Shawarighat al-Arz (Aleppo province), Russian Su-25 destroyed a terrorists’ strong point. Direct hits caused elimination of a tank and three off-road vehicles equipped with large-caliber machine guns.

    Near Lahaya (Hama province), a Su-25 of the Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated two artillery guns and an ammunition depot. 

    In suburbs of al-Khadr (Latakia province), Su-25 carried out a strike on a large strong point of terrorists and eliminated 2 pieces of hardware. 

    Command staff of the Russian aviation group continues receiving information about objects of the ISIS and other terrorist groups active in Syria from representatives of patriotic opposition forces. Therefore, on Monday, Russian party received information from representatives of one of the Syrian opposition detachments active in northeastern Syria concerning a planned meeting of the ISIS field commanders in the suburbs of Raqqah. 

    The Russian Defence Ministry organized a day-and-night air observation of the object. After receiving confirmation on arriving of militants’ leaders to the assigned point, Russian Su-34 bomber performed a strike on the building, where the meeting was taking place. As a result of direct hit with guided missile, the building was destroyed with all its contents. 

    Several days ago, representatives of a patriotic opposition formation active in the Idlib province presented information to the Russian Defence Ministry about location of a large ammunition depot of the Jabhat al-Nusra near al-Zerba. 

    After making research on the aerial photographs of the region and checking reconnaissance data, Russian Su-24M hit the target. Objective monitoring data confirmed elimination of the object. 

    Means of intelligence detected a hidden reinforced concrete shelter of the AD complex Osa. A Su-34 bomber received an order to liquidate the target. Direct hits of BETAB-500 air bombs caused destruction of the building with all its contents. 

    In the course of actions aimed to cut terrorists’ sources of income, the Russian aircraft eliminate large number of oil production, storing and transportation facilities on the ISIS-controlled territories in Syria.

    In the course of last two days, the Russian aviation group destroyed six objects of oil trafficking in the Deir ez-Zor and Aleppo provinces. 

    In the course of the aerial intelligence operation near Kafr Nabl (Idlib province), the Russian aircraft detected concentration of oil tankers moving to the Syrian-Turkish borders. They were escorted by off-roaders equipped with anti-aircraft systems. Russian Su-34 bomber performed a strike on the target and eliminated more than 20 oil trucks, which had been used by the ISIS for illegal oil transportation, two off-roaders equipped with ZU-23 AD systems. 

    It is necessary to pay attention to the statement made by representative of the US State Department.

    Time is changed. 

    Situation is changed.

    Representatives of the State Department are changed.

    However, speech writers are not.

    All these impersonal claims without evidences about performing strikes on civilian objects by allegedly Russian aviation in Syria close resemble performances held by hypnotists or circuses. It is about absurd: there are serious accusations referring to some “reputable non-governmental organizations”. However, there is no information about the exact name of these organizations and who they are reputable for. 

    All this is happening while actions and, the most important, results of the US air bombardment in this region are keeping absolute silent. 

    However, every day aircraft and strike UAV’s of the US Air Force carry out from six to twenty combat sorties with performing missile and bomb strikes on ground targets. 

    Therefore, all the public community learns information about effectiveness of operations held by the US Air Force, when their “flights” had caused mass killing. It is impossible to be hide or shift responsibility to any party.
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