- Sputnik International
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Russian Aviation Hits ISIL Training Center, Munition Depot Near Al-Tabqa

© Sputnik / Konstantin Chalabov / Go to the mediabankSu-24 bomber jet
Su-24 bomber jet - Sputnik International
Russian aviation launched a strike against an Islamic State training center near the city of al-Tabqa in Syria's Raqqa destroying the center's infrastructure, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Sunday.

"Su-34 bombers attacked the ISIL special training camp and munition depot with KAB-500 aviation bombs near Al-Tabqa, Ar-Raqqah province. As a result of explosion of the munition depot, the terrorist training camp was completely destroyed," Konashenkov told reporters.

Russian Su-25 jets have also attacked training camp of the Islamic State in the Syrian Idlib governorate destroying a workshop for explosive belt production.

"Su-25 attackers hit the terrorist training camp in Idlib province. As a result, they destroyed the hideouts and explosive device manufacturing," the spokesman said.

Russian aerospace forces planes have conducted airstrikes on 8 facilities of the Islamic State near the city of Jisr ash-Shugur in Syria's Idlib province destroying 3 ammunition depots.

"Su-24M and Su-34 bombers hit 8 ISIS facilities near Jisr al-Shugur, Idlib province," Konashenkov said. "The pilots engaged 3 munition, POL and armament depots of the illegal armed groups. KAB-500 aviation bombs detonated the munition and armament."

"Using BETAB-500 concrete-piercing bombs, the jets destroyed 4 command posts of the ISIS armed groups. The facilities with terrorists are completely destroyed," the spokesman added. "As a result of the strikes, facilities with terrorists, munition and POL depots have been destroyed, 5 armored vehicles have been disabled."

Russia's aviation conducted 20 flights and carried out 10 airstrikes against facilities of the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group in the past 24 hours.

"Twenty flights of Su-34, Su-24m and Su-25 were carried out in the past 24 hours. Airstrikes have been launched on 10 targets of IS armed groups," Konashenkov said.

According to the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, the airstrikes carried out by the Russian jets disrupted ISIL control system and its logistics and caused significant damage to the infrastructure used for planning terrorist acts on the territory of Syria and Iraq.

Russia launched airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria following a request from Assad.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country’s government is fighting a number of opposition forces, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations, including the Islamic State.

To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала