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    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)

    Russian bombers have carried out 137 sorties and hit 448 terrorist targets, Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman said.

    Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 137 airstrikes over the last three days, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said. Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft wiped out an ISIL depot containing 'improvised unguided rockets' in the Mgar mountain district. The militants used those weapons to shell residential areas of the Syrian capital.  

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, information on the ammunition depot's destruction in Raqqah and Homs was provided by Syrian opposition representatives.  

    "This weaponry was intended to supply terrorists who came to Syria from abroad. I would emphasize that the information on this site was received from representatives of the Syrian opposition," he stated.

    "In the past three days, aircraft from the Russian air group in Syria have carried out 137 sorties on 448 targets in the Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Rakka, Hama and Homs provinces," ministry's spokesman said. 

    Russian Forces also eliminated an al-Nusra mortar emplacement and munitions' storage in Latakia.   

    The terrorists in Syria are changing tactics in favor of a mobile defense. They are now less brazen, transporting armaments under cover of darkness and utilizing camouflage.    

    "We are registering a significant shift in terrorist tactics across Syria. The terrorist groups are operating less boldly than a month ago," ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters in Moscow. 

    Russian Aerospace Forces have also destroyed an enemy repair facility, an al-Nusra tank hangar with 4 vehicles inside and one IFV. 

    Russia has been conducting precision airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad since September 30.

    According to Russian General Staff, militants have begun to retreat due to Russian aviation airstrikes, having lost much of their weaponry and equipment on the contact line with Syrian troops. Russian intelligence drones have increased their sorties to track events.

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