Military sources said that the Syrian army seized back Mansoura Grain Silos in the west of Hama province in a fighting that left at least 17 Daesh terrorists killed and many more wounded.
The seizure came a day after government troops, supported by Russian and Syrian airstrikes, destroyed a tunnel that was being used by the terrorists in Hama's eastern countryside. About 18 Daesh militants were killed in the strikes.
#SYRIA 70 command centers, 21 training bases, 6 plants producing explosives & munitions, 43 weapon depots, 6 oil objects destroyed in 4 days— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 8 декабря 2015
It was also reported that Russian warplanes bombed Daesh positions all across Hama province to support the Syrian ground troops' large-scale offensive against the militants.
#SYRIA In the course of four days, 1920 bombs have been dropped during the massive missile and aviation strike— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 8 декабря 2015
In particular, Russian aircraft targeted the terrorists' positions in the village of al-Qahera in western Hama.
#SYRIA In the course of the massive missile and aviation strike, Su-30 fighters escorted the bombers— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 8 декабря 2015
In a separate development, two more Russian airstrikes destroyed Daesh targets in the villages of Jana al-Albawi and al-Dakila in Hama's eastern areas.
Russia launched its air campaign on September 30, when more than fifty Russian aircraft, including the Su-24M, the Su-25 and the Su-34 commenced precision airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria at the behest of Syrian President Bashar Assad.