Thursday, October 12, 2017

Russian Bombers Strike Daesh, al-Nusra Positions in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the airstrikes were carried out in the provinces of Idlib and Deir ez-Zor. The bombers took off from the Engels airfield in Russia, flew over the territory of Iran and Iraq and launched Kh-101 cruise missiles against the targets, he explained.

"The sudden strikes destroyed a number of terrorist command posts, troop concentrations, and military equipment, as well as ammunition depots," Konashenkov said in a statement.

The news comes after the SDF accused Russia of attacking their positions near gas fields in Deir ez-Zor, killing and wounding several militants. However, the Russian military denied the claims.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial footage of the Daesh positions north of Deir ez-Zor showing US special forces'equipment deployed in the area.

Commenting on the revelation, the Russian defense ministry spokesman said that Russia had not received an answer on whether US troops were supporting Daesh in Syria.
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