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Russian Su-25 assault fighters fully destroy IS factory of making explosives in Syria

October 02, 2015, 21:19 UTC+3
Russia’s Aerospace Forces’ aircraft have carried out 14 sorties bombing six facilities of the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria on Friday
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MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. A factory for making improvised explosive devices, which the Islamic State terrorists organized in Syria, was fully destroyed by Sukhoi-25 assault fighters on Friday, Gen Igor Konashenkov, the official spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.

"The Sukhoi-25 fighters fully destroyed a large facility for making landmines and improvised explosive devices in the region of Maarrat al Numaan, Idlib province," he said adding that the facility had been disguised as a plant for manufacturing gas bottles.

Russia’s Aerospace Forces’ aircraft have carried out 14 sorties bombing six facilities of the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria on Friday, Konashenkov added.

"During the day, the Russian air warfare group has continued to carry out pinpoint air strikes, bombing facilities of the ISIL terrorist organization. Su-24M, Su-25 and Su-34 made 14 sorties from the Hmeimin air base, delivering six air strikes against facilities of the ISIL terrorist organisation," Konashenkov said.

Thus, the Su-24M bomber and the Su-25 jet fighter destroyed a command center of the IS military units near a village of Khan-Shaykhun in the Idlib province.

Sukhoi-34 multirole jets and Sukhoi-25 attack planes on Friday delivered airstrikes at a command center of the Islamic State militants in Syria, as well as their bunkers and depots in Syria.

"In the area of Al Latamna, Hama province, the Su-34 bombers delivered a strike with glide bombs at a buried command center of the militants," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said.

"Objective control data shows the command center and its surface infrastructure have been fully destroyed by a bomb," Gen Konashenkov said.

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