Russia launched a «big operation» for strikes in Syria against «ISIS» and «Jabhat EN-Nusra» in the provinces of Idlib and HOMS.
The Minister of defence RF Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reports on Tuesday 15 November, UNIAN.
«We continue to support the fight against terrorism the armed forces of Syria, and in connection with these tasks today at 10:30 and 11:00 we have launched a major operation to causing massive fire damage to the «IGIL» and «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» in the provinces of Idlib and HOMS,» — said Shoigu.
According to him, in this operation participated the frigate «Admiral Grigorovich», which today made launches of cruise missiles «Caliber» on a pre-defined intelligence goals, also made launches coastal missile complexes «Bastion».
In addition, Shoigu announced that for the first time in the history of the Russian Navy in the fighting were involved in aircraft-carrying cruiser «Admiral Kuznetsov», which now began to work the aircraft «su-33».
«We were careful and thorough reconnaissance of all the targets on this basis determined the main ones: a warehouse with ammunition; it is a conglomeration, basically, the centers of training of illegal armed formations, and more specifically terrorists; it definitely plants I differently do not call, do not plant, namely a plant for the production of different kinds of funds is quite serious, if not mass destruction of the population,» he said.
Shoigu also recalled that Russia sent to Syria a large group of Russian troops radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection to determine the toxic substances that are used by terrorists. According to him, last week chemical weapons were used twice, in one case, 27 hospitalized soldiers of the Syrian army, three dead; in the other case, 30 people hospitalized.
We will remind, yesterday, on 14 November, it was reported that a Russian MiG-29 fighter crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after takeoff from the aircraft carrier «Admiral Kuznetsov» near the Syrian coast. The pilot managed to eject.
As reported, the aircraft of the coalition forces led by the United States against the «Islamic state» in Syria, killed at least six oil wells in the town of Abu Kamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border, which the terrorists used to obtain illicit profits.
Before that, on 7 November, the forces of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a missile and artillery attack on the opposition-controlled area Karastan the province of Damascus, killing 8 children, 15 more were wounded. Aircraft of the Assad regime and the Russian space forces attacked residential areas in the suburbs of Damascus — Eastern ghouta and Duma, killing and injuring many civilians. The aircraft used against civilians incendiary bombs.
Start of the Russian «big operation» to strikes against jihadist positions in Syria, said Shoigu 15.11.2016