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    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)

    The Russian Aerospace Force has conducted 55 sorties over the past 24 hours, hitting 60 ISIL and Nusra Front targets in Syria's provinces of Hama, Latakia, Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

    Russian bombers destroyed 19 terrorist command centers, 30 firing positions, 9 fortified areas, 2 ammunition depots, a plant producing arms and explosives, 3 terrorist fighting vehicles and 6 off-road vehicles over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman said.

    Russian Su-24 and Su-34 destroyed an ISIL command post and a mini-factory producing rockets, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters.

    "In the area of ​​the village Qastun, the Idlib province, a large terrorist base with a command post and a disguised ammunition depot has been destroyed. As a result of a Su-24 strike by high-explosive bombs and the detonation of munitions, the facility was completely destroyed."

    A large number of foreigners arrive in the Idlib province to join terrorist ranks, the Russian Defense Ministry said citing Syrian intelligence data.

    "Leaders of terrorist groups are working to fill the losses they sustained in battles with Syrian troops and due to the defection of militants. According to Syrian intelligence, a large number of foreign mercenaries are arriving in the Idlib province," the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

    In addition, in the province of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian aviation has destroyed a mini-factory producting explosives and unguided rockets. "The terrorist facility was hit by a Su-34 pinpoint strike which destroyed the mini-factory."

    Moreover, the Russian Aerospace Force has destroyed an ISIL command center and a communication center in the Syria's province of Deir ez-Zor. Russian Su-34 aircraft hit the terrorist target with a guided bomb.

    "In the province of Deir ez-Zor a terrorist command post and a communication center, which coordinated the activities of five militant groups in the area, were destroyed. The facility was located in a building of a local postal office, which was captured by militants."

    "Following the combat missions, all Russian aircraft returned the Hmeymim airbase."

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