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    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)

    Russian Air Forces have conducted 4,000 combat missions targeting 8,000 terrorist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

    Russian military aviation in Syria has carried out nearly 4,000 combat missions, destroying more than 8,000 objects of military infrastructure belonging to terrorist groups operating in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

    "In total, our military aircraft have flown about 4,000 sorties, destroying over 8,000 objects of military infrastructure belonging to the terrorists. As a result, Daesh militants have been significantly weakened," Shoigu said, speaking at a Defense Ministry Board meeting on Friday.

    Russia launched its military mission in Syria on September 30, 2015, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad, carrying out airstrikes against Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) and Al-Nusra Front targets.

    Since then, the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces, in coordination with ships of the Caspian Flotilla and the Black Sea Fleet Submarine 'Rostov-on-Don', have destroyed hundreds of militants and thousands of pieces of terrorist infrastructure.

    Russia Versus ISIL in Syria (618)


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