Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Russia cuts off Daesh arms supply routes in Syria's Aleppo

A Russian Su-25 attack aircraft takes off from the Hmeimim airbase in Syria. © RIA Novosti photo
Russian fighter jets have cut off the arms supply routes of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria's northwestern province of Aleppo.

The Russian Defense Ministry made the announcement on Wednesday, adding that over the past 24 hours, Russian jets have conducted 41 sorties and carried out 40 raids against the terrorist group in the Middle Eastern country.

“Sukhoi Su-24M bombers delivered pinpoint strikes against terrorist targets near the city of Aleppo. They took out workshops used by the militant terrorist group to arm vehicles with explosives, which are used in suicide bomb attacks,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, stated.

The attacks were made against the strongholds of the terrorist group in the four Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia.

The spokesman went on to say that the vehicles belonging to the terrorists had been rigged with explosives and were planned to be used to stage terrorist attacks against Syrian government forces.

The Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24M bombers as well as a Su-25SM assault aircraft, which took off from the Hmeimim airbase in Latakia were involved in the airstrikes.

An arms depot along with fuel supplies belonging to the Daesh terrorist group was targeted and completely destroyed in an attack by Su-25SM ground-support aircraft near the city of Huraytan in Aleppo Province. Russian aircraft also bombed a terrorist workshop, used to repair armored vehicles, some 13 kilometers from Aleppo.

A picture taken on October 3, 2015 shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet taking off from the Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian province of Latakia. (Photo by AFP)

The Russian warplanes also struck a training center for terrorists located in a mountainous area in Idlib province and completely destroyed it.

Russia launched its first airstrikes against Takfiri terrorists in Syria on September 30, hours after the upper house of the Russian parliament gave President Vladimir Putin the mandate to use the air force in the Arab country.

The Daesh Takfiri group, with members from several Western countries, has been committing heinous acts of terror and atrocities against people of different religious and ethnic communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians, in Syria and Iraq and other countries.

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