4th December, 2015
In the course of the last week, November 26 – December 4, the Russian aircraft have performed 431 combat sorties from the Hmeymim airbase making pinpoint strikes on 1458 terrorist objects in the Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqah provinces. It is to be emphasized that during all the flights the Russian bombers and attack aircraft were protected by Su-30SM fighters.
In the course of the combat task performance, command and control centres, training camps, ammunition and weaponry depots, strong points of militants of the terrorist groups active on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic were destroyed. Near Hnefis (Homs province), a hidden terrorist command centre was uncovered.
The centre had coordinated artillery strikes of illegal armed groups conducted against inhabited areas.
An airstrike completely destroyed the object, the artillery command is disrupted in that area. Near Morek settlement (Hama province) a large terrorist weaponry and ammunition depot was eliminated. Direct hit of an airbomb destroyed the object completely.
Near Kesab (Latakia province), a large strong point of militants at one of the main tactical heights was eliminated.
Several airstrikes were made on that facility. The first one caused detonation at the militants’ ammunition depot. The second and the third ones eliminated artillery and mortar positions as well as bunkers of terrorists.
The Russian pinpoint strikes resulted in occupation of that height by the Syrian governmental forces. In the same province, information concerning a meeting of field commanders at one of the terrorist training camps was obtained through several intelligence channels. After the information was confirmed, a pair of Su-34 aircraft was aimed at the camp. As a result of the usage of a smart bomb on a fortified bunker, a leader of one of the large illegal armed groups Abu-Abdu and a number of other field commanders were eliminated.
In addition, in the course of the week, several leaders were eliminated near Al-Latamna (Hama province). Information confirmed through different channels registers more and more frequently that militants suffer heavy losses, they are demoralized and are trying to leave their positions. Thus, militants have left their positions near Jebel Rmili, Hazm al-Abyad and Wadi al-Sayeh (Homs province).
Last week, the Russian aviation destroyed 12 oil transfer stations and 8 oil fields and oil-and-gas complexes as well as more than 170 oil trucks. In the course of last day, Su-34 bombers carried out strikes on two automobile columns on the highways near Aleppo, Raqqah, and Deir-ez-Zor. The strikes resulted in elimination of up to 40 tankers and heavy vehicles re-equipped for oil transportation.
Russian air defence radars, which are located at the Hmeymim airbase, are controlling the airspace day and night. The Russian Defence Ministry is observing air missions carried out by the international coalition over the Syrian territories. In the recent days, triple increase in the number of strategic UAVs has been registered.
During some periods of time, there are more than 50 UAV’s in the sky over Syria simultaneously. It is worth mentioning, that most UAV’s of so-called coalition are conducting intelligence operations over oil production regions and the ones, which are located along the Syrian-Turkish borderline. These are the regions, where the main oil trafficking is observed.
There is no need to explain that the colleagues are able to share the information on situation at the Syrian-Turkish border and concerning the volumes and directions of the oil trafficking, if, of course, they wish.