Damascus, SANA – The Russian Air Force, in cooperation with the Syrian Air Force, conducted during the past five days 157 sorties targeting 579 terrorist targets in Aleppo, Raqqa, Lattakia, Homs, Hama and Deir Ezzor, according to military source.
A fuel depot, an oil refining facility and an oil extraction pump used by ISIS terrorists in Raqqa were destroyed. 20 oil-laden tankers meant to be smuggled into Turkey were also destroyed, the source told SANA.
Over 2000 oil tankers moving towards the Turkish border have been destroyed by the Russian Air Force since Russia’s aerial operation in Syria started in September 30.
The sorties over the northern countryside of Lattakia resulted in the death of 20 terrorists and the destruction of fortified positions for ISIS and 4 armored vehicles with heavy machine guns mounted on them.
Six convoys of armored vehicle for ISIS, that were moving from the Turkish border towards Aleppo, were destroyed near Tal Rifaat city, in addition to the destruction of an ammunition and weapons depot.
In the southern countryside of Hama province, 5 vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed in Hor Binafso area as a result of the sorties.
In Deir Ezzor province, more than 80 ISIS terrorists were killed and a training camp, 3 vehicles loaded with ammunition and 2 armored vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns were destroyed.
The total number of sorties conducted by the Russian Air Force since the start of the operation in support of the Syrian army in Syria has reached 5662. 217 villages and towns have been taken control of as a result.