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Russian Warplanes Launch 97 Cruise Missiles on Daesh Targets in Syria



The Russian Aerospace Forces have launched 97 cruise missiles hitting Daesh targets in Syria, the Russian General Staff said on Friday.

 – First published  …  January 15,  2015

Since the beginning of the Russian aerial campaign in Syria, Russian warplanes have carried out 5,662 sorties, the Russian General Staff said.

Since September 30, 2015, the Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out 5,662 sorties, including 145 sorties carried out by missile-carrying strategic aircraft and long-range bombers, 97 launches of cruise missiles both sea and land based have been carried out,”  Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, told reporters.

Over 100 days of the Russian military operation, 217 populated areas and over 1,000 square kilometers in Syria have been liberated from terrorists.

“Over 100 days of the operation conducted by the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, 217 populated areas and over 1,000 square kilometers were freed from terrorists.”

Due to Russian airstrikes destroying terrorist command centers and supply channels in Syria, jihadists started to lack fuel, weapons and supplies, Sergei Rudskoi said.

Russian warplanes hit only verified terrorist targets in Syria after checking the information via various channels, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman emphasized on Friday.

I emphasize that the strikes by our air group in Syria on terrorist targets are carried out only after data [on terrorist targets] is verified through several channels. Strikes are not carried out in case of risk for lives of civilians,” Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

According to Konashenkov, this is one of the main differences between the Russian anti-terrorist campaign in Syria and that of the US-led coalition as the Pentagon may approve a decision to carry out airstrikes in an area if the number of civilian casualties does not exceed 50 people.

“As we say, feel the difference. Our aviation does not even plan airstrikes if there is a possibility of civilian casualties,” Konashenkov said.

Russia may start to publish data on airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria to avoid speculations.

“If our collaugues remain silent about the results of their [US-led coalition] strikes in Syria, we’ll have to inform the public of these facts ourselves. If someone still doesn’t get that — too bad,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Friday.

Russia has decided to conduct humanitarian operations in Syria, Russian General Staff head Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Friday.

Russian Il-76 aircraft have already delivered 22 tonns of humanitarian aid to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.

“The main batch of [Russian] humanitarian assistance has been sent to the city of Deir ez-Zor, which has been besieged by terrorists for a long time.”

Earlier, an informed source told Sputnik that Damascus and armed opposition groups operating in Syria had reached a consensus on allowing deliveries of humanitarian aid to cities suffering from the fight between the conflicting parties.


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3 Responses to "Russian Warplanes Launch 97 Cruise Missiles on Daesh Targets in Syria"

  1. Donald Moore  January 19, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Please remember that Syria was in a terrorist war for almost five years before Russia came to help them. Their Army and Airforce was in bad shape depleted of men and material. In a month they were on the offensive and after three months they are on the road to victory, slowly but they are headed in the right direction. The US was in Iraq for ten years and still in Afghanistan and they are still saying they are trying to train the Afghanistan army. Iran comes in and helps Iraq and they are starting to take back their land, slowly but in the right direction. I think Syria is doing a great job under the circumstances, if they had the army back when this started the war would already be over. Remember you fight with the army you got not the one you wish for. Take the US scenario and take the Russian one, who is doing a better job?

  2. LC  January 15, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    1,000 square kilometers???? Is this a typo???

    Google::: “London area square kilometers”

    & see that the City of London is 1,570 Square Kilometers!!!!

    • Worker Bee  January 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      The City of London is 2.9 km². “Greater London is 1,572 km².

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