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Russia: Forty-nine IS targets destroyed in Syria in 24 hours - Defence Ministry01:31

Russia: Forty-nine IS targets destroyed in Syria in 24 hours - Defence Ministry

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 17, 2015 at 12:16 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Air Force announced from Moscow on Saturday that they have successfully destroyed 49 so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets during the last 24 hours.

Major General Igor Konashenkov, the official spokesperson of the Russian Defence Ministry, said that a total of 36 sorties from the airbase in Hmeymim had struck critical IS targets. The aviation successfully struck "underground compounds, control points, the facilities where the self-made ammunition was produced, the artillery positions of terrorists, ammunition and armament depots", he said.

IS held positions across Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo Governorates have suffered severe set-backs as the Russian Air Force steps up its campaign in defeating the terrorist organisation.

Russia: Forty-nine IS targets destroyed in Syria in 24 hours - Defence Ministry01:31
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Russia's Air Force announced from Moscow on Saturday that they have successfully destroyed 49 so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets during the last 24 hours.

Major General Igor Konashenkov, the official spokesperson of the Russian Defence Ministry, said that a total of 36 sorties from the airbase in Hmeymim had struck critical IS targets. The aviation successfully struck "underground compounds, control points, the facilities where the self-made ammunition was produced, the artillery positions of terrorists, ammunition and armament depots", he said.

IS held positions across Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo Governorates have suffered severe set-backs as the Russian Air Force steps up its campaign in defeating the terrorist organisation.