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    Spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian planes did not target civilian facilities or their vicinity in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian military jets deployed in Syria on Wednesday carried out some 20 combat missions striking at least eight ISIL targets located in mountainous regions, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "As a result of airstrikes ammunition and fuel depots, heavy military hardware, as well as command posts in the mountainous areas have been destroyed," spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

    Konashenkov added that all sorties were carried out after thorough reconnaissance and close coordination with the Syrian army.

    He also stressed that the Russian planes did not target civilian facilities or their vicinity.


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