Aerospace Forces aircraft perform 64 combat flights, strike on 63 ISIS sites

The Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic continued to deliver strikes on ISIS sites over the past day.

The Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic continued to deliver strikes on ISIS sites over the past day.

"Sukhoi Su-30 fighters are providing constant air support to Russian attack groups. Sixty-four combat flights of Sukhoi Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM planes have been performed from the Hmeimim airbase to strike on 63 sites in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Raqqah. Upon the accomplishment of combat missions, all aircraft of the Russian aviation group in the Syrian Arab Republic successfully returned to the Hmeimim airfield," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov has told Interfax on Oct. 11.

"An ISIS artillery battery, which had been systematically shelling populated localities, was uncovered near the town of Saraqib in the Idlib province. Russian bombers destroyed that target," he said.

Sukhoi Su-24M jets destroyed an ISIS field staff coordinating operations of militants in the Latakia province near the town of Salma.

"A direct hit of a KAB-500 gliding air bomb razed the building where ringleaders of the militants were hiding. Five cross-country vehicles carrying ZU-23 guns parked near that building were also destroyed," he said.

A Sukhoi Su-24M bomber delivered a strike on a well-camouflaged position of cross-country vehicles carrying mortars near the town of Kafer-Delba in the Latakia province. That strike destroyed a road-mobile mortar battery comprising of six vehicles.

A strike was delivered on an ISIS stronghold by Sukhoi Su-25SM attack aircraft near the town of Achan in the Hama province. The targeted strike destroyed fortifications and depots containing ammunition and supplies of the terrorists.

An ISIS training camp was found by intelligence in highland woods near the town of Herbet-al-Arus in the Idlib province.

Sukhoi Su-25SM fighters dropped high-explosive bombs on the camp and razed it to the ground.

"In all, planes of the Russian aviation group have destroyed over the past day 53 fortifications and defense lines of terrorists with their armaments and military hardware, one field command post of the militants, four terrorist training camps, seven ammunition depots, and artillery and mortar batteries," the Defense Ministry said.

"Radio intercepts show that panic has been spreading amongst militants of the ISIS terrorist organization," Konashenkov said.

Field commanders have requested their staffs for urgent supply of ammunition and armaments to replace those destroyed by Russian aircraft and reinforcements from the Raqqah province so that they could hold their positions, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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