Monday, October 12, 2015

Russian jets hit 63 targets in Syria in past 24 hours — army

MOSCOW — Russian fighter jets hit 63 targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday, as Moscow intensifies a campaign it says is aimed against the Islamic State jihadist group.

“Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM planes carried out 64 sorties from the Hmeimim airbase against 63 targets in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Raqa,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

 The Russian military claimed that the air strikes had destroyed 53 positions used by the “terrorists”, as well as a command post, four training camps and seven ammunition depots. (READ MORE)