Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said in his press release that failed lasted for weeks of attempts to attack the terrorist groups ISIS and “dzhebhat an-Nusra” in the West and East Syria (both group banned in Russia – ed.)
“Coordinated in time and direction of impact of the attacks of the militants on the positions of Syrian troops in the provinces of Idlib and Deir ez-Zor with the support of aviation of Russian air force were successfully neutralized, and the attacking militants destroyed”, – the document says the Russian defense Ministry.
Konashenkov said that both groups suffered the most serious losses over the past few months.
So, as a result precise missile and air strikes of Russian air force from 19 to 29 September confirmed losses of terrorists made 2 359 militants were killed and about 2.7 thousand wounded. In this case, said the defense Ministry, among them there are 16 field commanders and over 400 of extremists, immigrants from Russia and the CIS countries.
In addition, there were destroyed dozens of terrorists strongholds, their tanks and the installation of reactive volley fire systems, as well as 149 vehicles with mounted heavy machine guns, 17 “Jihad-mobiles” and 51 ammunition.