Air and space forces of Russia for the last two days destroyed on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates in Syria, several hundred militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), said the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, reports “Interfax”.
“Confirmed losses of terrorists in this area amounted to 304 militants were killed and more than 170 wounded,” — said Konashenkov.
According to the provided data, it was destroyed seven field commanders at various levels, including native of Kazakhstan, islyam Abu al-Cossacks, who were involved in the coordination of the attack of the militias in the valley of the Euphrates.
“Air strikes destroyed a centre for the collection and preparation of foreign mercenaries of the ISIS, including about 40 militants from the North Caucasus, as well as mobile sniper a group of terrorists,” — said Konashenkov.
In addition, the VC destroyed three command points and nine strongholds of the terrorists, eight tanks, three artillery, 17 SUVs with heavy weapons (anti-aircraft installations ZU-23, recoilless guns B-10, DShK), and four ammunition depots.
“Thanks to effective action by the aviation of Russian air force Syrian troops continue the liberation from militants of the territory along the Euphrates river”, — concluded Konashenkov.