Russian jets have carried out 64 sorties hitting 63 ISIL targets in Syria’s provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib, Raqqa over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
Russian aviation destroyed 53 ISIL strongholds, 1 command center, 4 training camps and 7 warehouses in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman said.
Russian Su-24M jets have destoyed ISIL field headquaters in Salma that had been coordinating terrorists’ actions in Latakia, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov added. Moreover, Su-25SM hit ISIL’s training camp in Idlib.
Russian Aerospace Forces have destoyed ISIL facilities, ammunition and procurement depots; it also hit a jihadists’ battery consisting of 6 vehicles equipped with mortars in the Latakia province over the past 24 hours.
Intelligence data shows growing panic among Islamic State militants, he said.
Russia has intercepted ISIL militants’ calls for reinforcement from Raqqa as well as shipments of weapons as their arms and ammunition have been destroyed during Russian airstrikes in Syria.
“Leaders of the armed groups are requesting immediate replenishment of armament and munitions, which were destroyed by the Russian aviation, and reinforcement projecting from Raqqa province in order to keep the occupied positions.”
The fortifications created by ISIL militants in Syria indicate that they had been made by well-trained terrorists, according to a statement published on the website of the Defense Ministry.
Konashenkov said that Russian experts noted progress in the talks on the safety of aviation flights in Syria’s airspace between the Russian Defense Ministry and Pentagon.