Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
1st January, 2016
Combat helicopters of Russian production supported an offensive of the Syrian governmental forces and Lebanese Hezbollah during the fighting for the towns Main and Hawarin in the province of Homs, according to the website "Russian spring".
Videos appeared depicting massive rocket strikes on positions of the terrorists of "Islamic State" (an organization banned in Russia) in the desert. From the land, jihadists attacked the helicopters via the use of rocket launchers.
Earlier it was reported that the army of Bashar al-Assad, with the support of the Russian air force, managed to destroy ISIS' base of the 82nd brigade.