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MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Russian aircraft in Syria over the past twenty four hours have flown 53 sorties to attack 72 terrorist targets in several provinces, Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on the Rossiya-24 television news channel.
"Over the past 24 hours the crews of Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24 and Sukhoi-25SM planes flew 53 sorties to attack 72 terrorist targets in six provinces: Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor.
On Wednesday, October 21, Konashenkov said that over the previous 24 hours Russian planes flew 46 combat missions to hit 83 terrorist targets in Syria.
The Russian air group has been attacking the Islamic State (terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) since September 30 at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Russian air group in Syria numbers more than 50 planes and helicopters. On October 7 long-range cruise missiles were launched from four ships of Russia’s flotilla in the land-locked Caspian Sea hundreds of miles away from Syria. Russia has no plans for joining ground operations in Syria.