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For 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syria have performed 71 combat sorties engaging 118 terrorist objects

For 24 hours, aircraft of the Russian air group in the Syrian Arab Republic have performed 71 combat sorties engaging 118 terrorist objects in the Idlib, Homs, Hama, Aleppo, Damascus and Lattakia provinces.

The Russian aviation continued detection and elimination of caravans with armament and ammunition.

The strikes were also carried out against uncovered infrastructure of militants, which had been preserved and carefully camouflaged earlier. These are bases, transfer points, strong points of terrorists as well as command centres.

The number of sorties has increased. That is connected with the augmented number of reconnaissance data and targets of terrorist infrastructure confirmed through different channels.

This fact is the convincing answer for different anonymous sources in the foreign media, which can afford to make statements concerning insufficient technical serviceability of the Russian aircraft.

It is to be emphasized once again that the Russian aircraft at the Hmeymim airbase are all-weather planes and all the services of the Russian air group work coherently, reliably and efficiently.

Analyzing the methods of work of foreign colleagues on this topic and pre-empting another stovepiping it is to be mentioned that there is enough equipment, POL materials, ammunition and anything necessary for further effective combat task performance.

Passing to the actions of the Russian aviation against the terrorist infrastructures in Syria.

Near Salma (Lattakia province), unmanned aviation uncovered a militants’ command and communication centre with a large ammunition depot outside it. After additional reconnaissance of the target, Su-24M bombers made a strike resulting in complete destruction of the object.

Near Tel-Mregan (Aleppo province), a Su-24M bomber made a strike against a terrorist strong point.

The object was used by terrorists for carrying out control over the highway, by which ammunition and armament were delivered to militants.

As a result of a direct hit of an air bomb, the strong point and the covering automobile vehicles equipped with AA artillery systems ZU-23 were destroyed.

In the suburbs of the Misraba (Damascus province), the Russian aviation engaged a command centre of one of units of the Jaysh al-Islam terrorist grouping.

The pinpoint air strike destroyed the command and communication centre and disrupted the control over the militants’ illegal armed groups in that area.

In the Al-Ghab plain (Idlib province), a Su-25 attack aircraft eliminated a hidden logistic centre of terrorists, which stored munitions, armament and materiel.

Direct hit of an air bomb at a heavy truck, which was being loaded with munitions, eliminated both truck and the whole depot.

Objective monitoring data confirmed the full destruction of the object as well as another three heavy trucks of terrorists well-hidden 500 metres away from the facility.

That shows the radius of dispersion of fragmentations resulting from the detonation of munitions.

Near Talbiseh (Homs province), a strike was made on a command centre of the Jabhat al-Nusra grouping.

Terrorists had equipped a control centre in a two-storey building, near which there were four off-road vehicles with large-caliber machine guns and a mortar.

After additional reconnaissance check by unmanned means, a pinpoint strike with a guided bomb dropped from a Su-34 bomber destroyed the facility and the automobile vehicles.

Airstrike against a terrorist fortified strong point (Hama province)

Airstrike against a militants’ strong point situated on the highway between Hama and Aleppo

Airstrike of Su-25 attack aircraft on a militants’ fortified position (Hama province)

Airstrike against a terrorist fortified strong point (Hama province)

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation


Army repels ISIS attack on al-Sfeira in Aleppo, kills scores of terrorist in other areas
28 October، 2015
Provinces, SANA

The army units continued targeting terrorist organizations all across the country, leaving more of their members dead and their vehicles destroyed.

Aleppo

Groups of ISIS terrorists, most of them of foreign nationalities, infiltrated in the past few hours Um al-Janayen village and the farms surrounding al-Sfeira city in southeastern Aleppo province in an attempt to control it.

The army units in the area confronted the terrorists, leaving dozens of them dead and destroying several of tanks and vehicles they used in their attack, field sources told SANA on Wednesday.

The sources said the terrorists were carrying cameras and communications devices to communicate with the tendentious TV channels, which have claimed al-Sfeira city fell in the terrorists’ hands.

Meanwhile, a military source said the army units defending the Air Force Academy destroyed vehicles for ISIS terrorists and fired at their gatherings in the surroundings of the Academy.

An army unit, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, killed numbers of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their weapons and equipment in operations against their gatherings to the east of al-Sfeira city.

ISIS terrorists at Khanaser-Atherya axis in the southeastern countryside near Hama province were targeted, with a number of them gettign killed and their vehicles getting destroyed.

The army’s operations in Aleppo city targeted terrorist positions in the neighborhoods of Salah Eddin, al-Lairamoun and al-Azamiyeh.

The army also targeted terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” and “Nour Eddin al-Zanki Movement” in Khan al-Assal and near Bashkoui village in northwestern Aleppo.

A number of vehicles, some equipped with machineguns, were destroyed in the operations.

Damascus countryside

The army kills 23 terrorists in Damascus countryside

More than 23 terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and Jaish al-Islam were killed in the army’s operations against their dens in eastern al-Ghouta in Damascus countryside.

Field sources told SANA that a unit of the army destroyed a cell for Jaish al-Islam terrorists in Douma, killing a leader in the organization of a Libyan nationality nicknamed Omar al-Suis.

Meanwhile, several terrorists were also killed during clashes between a unit of the army and terrorist groups from Jaish al-Islam in Tal Kurdi farms on the outskirts of Douma.

The army also killed Iraqi terrorist Sa’adoun al-Barzanji and many other terrorists in an operation that destroyed their den in Zamalka.

Idleb/Hama

An army unit carried out on Wednesday a pinpoint military operation against a hideout for terrorists from the so-called “Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union” in al-Latamneh town to the north of Hama city.

At least 5 terrorists were killed during the operation, including a leader within the terrorist organization who is named Akram Ali al-Mahmoud.

An armored vehicle and a den of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists were destroyed in an army operation in al-Hbeit village on the border between Idleb and Hama, with the sources stressing that all the terrorists inside the den were killed.

Another army unit targeted gatherings of terrorists from the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” in the farms between al-Latamneh and Maarkaba village, where the terrorists Abu Abdo al-Hamwi, Abu Samer al-Hamwi, Yousef Abdo, Abu Saeed al-Hamwi and Adu al-Darda’ al-Hamwi were killed.

The Army air force destroyed terrorists’ gatherings in Jub al-Safa, Um Arkila, the area surrounding Athria, al-Tanahej Mountains in the countryside of Idleb and Hama.

Homs

An Army unit killed 10 terrorists and destroyed a vehicle equipped with a heavy machinegun in al-Masharee’ area towards Jawalek village in Homs northern countryside.

Daraa

A Syrian Arab Army unit destroyed a vehicle belonging to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization and killed all the terrorists inside it on the road between the Meteorology Department building and al-Sad in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in Daraa city.

A military source told SANA that the army also destroyed a number of terrorists’ positions and supply routes in Daraa al-Balad.

All members of a terrorist group were left dead or injured following a precision operation carried out by the army against terrorists’ gatherings in Atman town in the northern countryside of Daraa province.

Terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of many of their members in Daraa, including Rami al-Safadi.

Russian Air Force carries out 70 sorties targeting 120 terrorist targets in Syria
28 October، 2015
Damascus, SANA

The Russian Air Force carried out 70 sorties in the past 24 hours targeting 120 terrorist targets in Idleb, Homs, Aleppo, Damascus Countryside, and Lattakia’s northern countryside, a military source told SANA on Wednesday.

The source said the sorties resulted in destroyed 11 command centers for terrorist organizations, including one in the surroundings of Mesraba in Damascus Countryside, one in al-Sheikh Ahmad village in Aleppo’s eastern countryside, and one for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Talbiseh in Homs countryside.

The sorties also resulted in destroying 13 rocket launch pads and artillery emplacements, including rocket launchers hidden in the mountains in southeast Damascus Countryside.

The source added that that the sorties destroyed 2 workshops for manufacturing explosive devices, 70 fortified positions and provisioning points, 21 training bases and centers, one of them in Salma area in Lattakia’s northern countryside, 3 munitions depots, and a grouping of vehicles used for transporting weapons and terrorists in Idleb countryside.

Syrian Army, Russian Air Force Preparing for Joint Liberation Operation in Palmyra

TEHRAN (FNA)- An intelligence source disclosed on Wednesday that the Syrian Army, popular force and the Russian Air Force are coordinating to launch a joint massive operation to win back militant-held Palmyra city in the Central Homs province.

The commander of the Syrian ground force, National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Russian air force are reviewing the last steps of their joint operation to recapture the ancient city of Palmyra from the ISIL terrorists.

Last week, scores of the ISIL terrorists were killed or wounded after their hideouts in al-Bayaraat near the ancient city of Palmyra were massively targeted by the Syrian forces.

The army sources said that the ISIL positions in al-Bayaraat in the Central Homs province were pounded in the Syrian army’s attack, destruction of all infrastructure of the militant site was also reported.

Syrians Return Home as Russian Strikes Force ISIL Terrorists to Flee

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said thousands of terrorist are fleeing Syria now, and many refugees are coming back home, according to Russian Senator Dmitry Sablin who recently visited Syria with a delegation.

“Assad praised the actions of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria. He said thousands of terrorists are now fleeing Syria, and refugees are returning,” Sablin said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, RIA Novosti reported.

Recently, a group of Russian lawmakers visited Syria. During the trip, they met with President Assad and high-profile Syrian officials. A number of issues, including bilateral ties and the fight against terrorism, were on the agenda.

Sablin said he visited Syria in May and since then there have been a lot of changes.

“People in Syria are now discussing their future. They want to rebuild their country,” he added.

“People are now walking safely through the streets of Damascus. There are fountains and restaurants open. Before Russia engaged it was terrifying to live there,” the senator underscored.

He added that the Syrian government has a clear vision of how to resolve the crisis and normalize the situation in the country.

What is more, Russian companies will receive the most lucrative contracts to rebuild Syrian regions which have been damaged during the war, Assad said during the meeting.

The president said many French and Swiss companies are now seeking to ink contracts to rebuild Syrian provinces. But the Syrian government wants to offer the most lucrative deals to Russia.

The president explained some Syrian regions are ready to be rebuilt, and the government is ready to offer Russia “contracts worth of hundreds of billions of dollars”, according to Sablin.

Syrian Army, Popular Forces Continue Fighting ISIL near Kuweires Airbase

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) on Wednesday continued their operations against ISIL militants’ positions in Deir Hafer plains East of Aleppo to lay the ground for the complete removal of the over two-year long siege on Kuweires airbase, field sources said.

The ISIL strongholds near the town of Sheikh Ahmad and near the strategic airbase of Kuweires were stormed by the Syrian army troops and the NDF fighters, the sources said.

The sources added that the army is trying hard to hit the militant defense line in surroundings of Kuweires airbase to end its siege by the terrorist groups.

Also on Wednesday, the Syrian forces, backed by the country’s warplanes, thwarted an ISIL attack in Aleppo province, leaving scores of terrorists dead.

The army and the National Defense Forces, backed by the Syrian airstrikes, repelled ISIL attack on Jabboul village in Aleppo, and killed scores of Takfiri terrorists.

Hundreds of terrorists fled their positions in Aleppo province as the Syrian army, backed by the country’s warplanes and Russian fighter jets, staged a large-scale offensive on the positions of the Takfiri militants.

Informed sources said Tuesday that the terrorists fled as the Syrian forces continue to advance against the militants.