Russian aircforce destroys 500 ISIS fuel tanks in Syria, Moscow affirms

Moscow, SANA –Russian aircrafts destroyed 500 fuel tanks, weapons and ammunition’s depots, military equipment, training camps and factories for manufacturing explosives affiliated to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, (ISIS) terrorist organization in Syria, the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces said Wednesday.

About 500 terrorists’ fuel trucks that had been illegally transporting oil from Syria to Iraq were destroyed by Russian air force in a few days, Col. Gen. Andrei Kartapolov, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said in a briefing on Wednesday.

The Russian aircrafts carried out since 30th of last September 2289 sorties, destroying 4111 terrorist’s positions, including 562 headquarters, 64 training camps, 54 workshop for producing weapons and ammunition for the terrorist organization.
According to Kartapolov, Russian attack aircrafts have started an “open season” on terrorists’ fuel trucks carrying oil products. “I would like to note that today a decision was made, according to which Russian combat aircraft launched a so-called “free hunt on road tankers” transporting oil products belonging to terrorists in areas controlled by ISIS.”
He said that the Russian aircrafts launched 12 cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria’s provinces of Aleppo and Idleb and destroyed three terrorist command centers as well as two ammunition depots and a field camp.
According to the General Staff, Russian jets carried out a major strike on ISIS targets in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor.

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin commanded to intensify the airstrikes on the terrorist positions in Syria.
Meanwhile, a military source affirmed that 355 targets for ISIS terrorist organization were destroyed in the countryside of Aleppo, Idleb, Raqqa and Dir Ezzor during the last 48 hours.

“The Russian air force, in cooperation with the Syrian air force, carried out 186 sorties against ISIS sites in Syria,” the source told SANA.

It added 26 command-centers, 35 depots, 28 fortified sites, 3 training camps, 8 explosive factories and 86 heavy-weapon stores for the ISIS were destroyed.

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