In the course of the last two days, 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.