Tass – Translated for Fort Russ by Joaquin Flores –
“Defense Ministry: as a result of strikes in Syria, Russian planes destroyed ISIS command centers.”
MOSCOW, As a result of Russian aircraft strikes in Syria, command posts of militants “of the Islamic state,” were destroyed, said the Russian Defense Ministry.
“Today Russian aircraft aerospace forces inflicted pinpoint strikes on eight sites of the terrorist group ISIS (formerly called “Islamic State “- a comment. Tass) in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. It was carried out about 20 sorties,” – said the spokesman of the Defense Ministry-General Major Igor Konashenkov.
“As a result of the air strikes, ammunition depots were struck , along with weapons, fuel and lubricants, and military equipment storage. Strategic control points of ISIS militias in the mountainous area were completely destroyed,” – he said.
As noted by Konashenkov, all strikes weer done after aerial reconnaissance and better clarify the data obtained from the headquarters of the Syrian army. According to him, Russian aircraft and weapons have not been used in the vicinity of civilian infrastructure.
Russia’s Defense Ministry has distributed footage of air strikes in Syria of the command post and headquarters of ISIS.
“Russian Defense Ministry has distributed videos deposition Russian warplanes in the Syrian air strikes against command and control headquarters of the terrorist group ISIS located in a mountainous area,” – the ministry said.
Earlier today, Wednesday, videos began streaming of Russian planes started to pinpoint strikes on the positions of the IS in Syria.
Prior to this, the Federal Council of the Russian Federation President gave consent to the use of Russian forces abroad. As explained by the head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, in talking about air force operations against the “Islamic state” in Syria at the request of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Earlier Vladimir Putin said that Russian troops would not participate in ground operations.
According to Putin, the IS has long declared Russia an enemy.
The only true way to combat international terrorism – and in Syria and in neighboring countries – with its rampant gang of purely international terrorists – is to act on pre-emption, fight and kill the insurgents and terrorists that have captured territories, one does not wait for them to come to our home
Russia is convinced that the fight against terrorism should be conducted in strict accordance with international law, that is, according to the UN resolution or at the request of the official government, the president said.
“Islamic State” (IS) – Islamist terrorist organizations operating in the territory of Iraq and Syria.
Created on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. “Backbone” groups formed fighters who fought with US forces during their stay in Iraq and the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
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