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Sunday, October 4

Day 4: Russian strikes severely damage Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

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According to the estimates of Russia’s General Staff of Armed Forces, the airstrikes inflicted on Islamic State installations in Syria have disrupted the command system, inventory and logistics of the terrorist organization. The infrastructure used to stage terror attacks in Syria and Iraq has also been severely damaged.

Russian Air Force hit 10 ISIS targets in Syria in last 24 hours – Defense Ministry
Published time: 4 Oct, 2015 10:11
Edited time: 4 Oct, 2015 11:17
RT

[see website for videos of air strikes]

Russian fighter jets have attacked 10 Islamic State targets in Syria in their latest airstrikes, destroying arms depots, training centers and infrastructure, Defense Ministry says. In the last 24 hours, Russian military aircraft have performed 20 sorties.

Armored Sukhoi Su-25 ground-support fighter jets have attacked a jihadist training center in Idlib province, also destroying a workshop producing suicide belts, according to the newly-released Defense Ministry report.

The ministry has also released several videos, which it says show Russian Air Force strikes on terrorist facilities.

Three depots with munitions, arms and material assets have been eliminated with pinpoint strikes. As a result of direct hits from KAB-500 air bombs, installations and munitions have been taken out.

Four command centers of Islamic State have been attacked with BETAB-500 bunker-busting air bombs, the ministry says. All four installations have been completely destroyed.

Su-25 jets struck a jihadist training camp in Kelajak, Idlib.

Sukhoi Su-24 bombers and Su-25 ground-support fighters have performed three consecutive airstrikes on terrorist installations near Maaret En Nuuman. All targets have been eliminated.

In the vicinity of Al-Tabqa in Raqqa Province, Su-34 bombers attacked an Islamic State training camp and an arms depot on its territory with KAB-500 bombs. The airstrike resulted in multiple explosions of munitions completely destroying the target.

An assault on a jihadist camp caused the total destruction of buildings used by terrorists: a warehouse with arms and material assets has been knocked out along with five armored vehicles.

Sukhoi Su-24 bombers and Su-25 ground-support fighters have staged three consecutive airstrikes on terrorist installations near Maaret En Nuuman. All targets have been eliminated.

In the vicinity of Al-Tabqa in Raqqa Province, Su-34 bombers attacked an Islamic State training camp and an arms depot on its territory with KAB-500 bombs. The airstrike resulted in multiple explosions of munitions, completely destroying the target.

According to the estimates of Russia’s General Staff of Armed Forces, the airstrikes inflicted on Islamic State installations in Syria have disrupted the command system, inventory and logistics of the terrorist organization. The infrastructure used to stage terror attacks in Syria and Iraq has also been severely damaged.

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