“Russian Su-34s have carried out precision strikes at targets from an altitude of more than 5,000 meters [16,400 feet]. The on-board target navigation systems of these aircraft can allow for the strike of ground targets with absolute preciseness,” Konashenkov said.
“A system of engineering, technical, and other support has been created at the Hmaimim Airbase. Dozens of facilities for the field infrastructure were set up quickly, including refueling points, warehouses, field kitchens, and a bakery,” Russian Air Force spokesman Col. Igor Klimov told journalists.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said Russian combat jets had carried out 18 sorties over ISIL group positions, destroying a total of 12 targets, including an ISIL training camp, a command post and a communication center, in the past 24 hours.
The military operation is being carried out at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.