Russia Hits 63 Targets In Syria In Past 24 Hours


Russian fighter jets hit 63 targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said Sunday, as Moscow intensifies a campaign it says is aimed against the Islamic State (Daesh) militant group.

“Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM planes carried out 64 sorties from the Hmeimim airbase against 63 targets in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Raqqa,” the defense ministry said in a statement.

AFP quotes the Russian military as claiming that the air strikes had destroyed 53 positions used by the “terrorists”, as well as a command post, four training camps and seven ammunition depots.

Russia said its campaign in the war-torn country was rattling IS fighters, claiming that radio intercepts showed “growing panic” among them.

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