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Russian planes hit 2,084 terrorist targets since start of Syria operation — General Staff

November 03, 2015, 18:22 UTC+3
A total of 287 various control centers, 52 training camps, 40 plants and workshops for production of bombs and missiles, 155 various munitions and fuel depots have been destroyed in the air operation
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MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Russia warplanes taking part in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria have flown 1,631 sorties and hit 2,084 terrorist targets since the launch of the operation, chief of the Main Department for Operations at the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Gen Andrey Kartapolov said on Tuesday.

"In all, since the beginning of the operation, warplanes have flown 1,631 sorties and hit 2,084 terrorist military infrastructure targets," he said.

A total of 287 various control centers, 52 training camps, 40 plants and workshops for the production of bombs and missiles, 155 various munitions and fuel depots have been destroyed in the Russian air operation, he specified.

He said the Russian air group continued to deliver air strikes at Islamic State and Jabat al-Nusra targets in Syria.

Russian Aerospace Forces started a military operation against the Islamic State terrorist group (which is banned in Russia) in the Syrian territory at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on September 30. The air group in Syria includes more than 50 warplanes, including Su-34 and Su-24M bombers; Su-25 assault aircraft; Su-30SM fighter jets as well as Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters. The Russian Navy is also involved in the military operation. The warships of the Russian Caspian flotilla delivered a massive cruise missile strike from the Kalibr-class sea-based missile system on the night to October 7.

The Russian authorities have totally excluded a possibility of any ground campaign in Syria.

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