Russia’s air force flew 81 sorties and hit 263 targets in Syria in the last two days, the Russian Defence Ministry announced
Vladimir Putin’s forces have steeped up the bombing campaign on ISIS targets over the past two days after a Russian plane crashed, killing 224 tourists.
Russia’s air force flew 81 sorties and hit 263 targets in Syria in the last two days, the Russian Defence Ministry announced.
It is believed ISIS terrorists destroyed the plane with a bomb in retaliation for Russia’s intervention in Syria.
Earlier this week officials said it has wiped out key Islamic State targets in a bombing campaign around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
The latest attack on ISIS positions saw a fortification, an underground bunker and anti-aircraft guns destroyed, according to a Russian defence ministry statement.
It is the latest in a series of targets Russia has claimed to have taken out since launching air strikes against the terror cell a few weeks ago.
Earlier this month Moscow claimed four of its warships slammed 26 rockets into Islamic State targets across Syria in a devastating salvo launched from the Caspian Sea, almost 1,000 miles away.
It is believed Russia is defying the West and co-ordinating a pro-Assad air, sea and ground offensive against not just Islamic State but also rebels opposed to the Syrian regime.
Human rights watchdogs have reported a massive increase in civilian deaths since Russia began its air campaign days ago in the north of Syria – a rebel stronghold where Islamic State is not based.
SOURCE: Daily Mirrow