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    Russian Jets Carry Out 169 Sorties in Syria Hitting 484 Terrorist Targets

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    Combat aircraft from the Russian air group in Syria carried out some 170 sorties in the last three days hitting over 480 terrorist targets, the Russian General Staff said Monday.

    After losing the initiative in the western regions of Syria, the Daesh leadership decided to focus its efforts on capturing the city of Deir ez-Zor that has already been besieged by terrorists for quite some time, Rudskoy explained. 

    "From January 22 to January 24, the aircraft from the air group deployed in Syria caried out 169 combat sorties hitting a total of 484 terrorist targets," Lt. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, told reporters.  

    "In order to provide support to the full-scale offensive of the Syrian Arab Army and patriotic opposition forces, on January 22 the Russian Aerospace Forces began commencing massed airstrikes against terrorist assets in Syria. About 70-100 sorties are being conducted every day," he said.  

    Russian Tu-22M3 Backfire strategic bombers carried out 18 combat sorties against terrorist targets in the last three days, the Russian General Staff said Monday.

    "Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers carried out 18 sorties against Daesh forces deployed in the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor from January 22 until January 24," Rudskoy said.  

    Dozens of Daesh terrorists were killed and many more wounded after the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) foiled a spate of militants' attempts to seize hilltops overlooking a riverside area of the strategic town of Baqaliyeh, located in the eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.

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    • Nice ratio! Good job guys!
    • qvasko 15
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      Russia is fighting for peace and justice. NATO fights for greed and violence.
    • FlorianGeyer
      Russia is ensuring that the tens of millions of Russian's who died in WW2 to save the homeland from oblivion did not give their lives in vain.
      Russia is now in the forefront of a struggle that again threatens Russia and a very large portion of the world. The opponent is now the Neo-Con Zio-Nazi America that has become the latest empire to attempt the domination of all those who disagree with them.

      In the name of US style Democracy of course.
    • Mother Gorilla
      It seems already pretty hard to catch these Al Queda/ISIS/Daesh, imagine now a situation, where Russia would still have to avoid US etc. planes and even ground foces! It would be the US best way to prolong the existence of its favourite terrorist organisation that has been so useful to it over the last 15 years. So there is a good chance it will come to that!
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      jasin reply toMother Gorilla(Show commentHide comment)
      Mother Gorilla, I don't think Russia has any intentions to deviate from the plan. NATO's first human shield attempt was to put Christians in cages at target sites. I see a similar result if NATO country troops are used as human shields. It work work. As the Heisenberg character on Breaking Bad would say, "Nothing stops this train."
    • We have had the rise of the American ZionaNazi Empire. Now we are in the beginning of the fall of the American ZioNazie Empire.

      Or as Winston Churchill has said, "This is not the end of the beginning, but the beginning of the end"
    • Blackiein reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      When MSM goes quiet something dirty is going down .
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      Sounding good, that they are getting a good telling off by The Syrian Army, Iran and Russia. Keep it up.
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      anne00mariein reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      FlorianGeyer, I wish the rest of Europe, who are part and parcel of NATO try remembering what the two wars were all about and just how many millions perished.
    • danielmartin516
      “The Russian airstrikes for more than a month had intensified to a horrific extent and they were bombing all the frontlines that we are on,” said Nasser al-Turkmani, a spokesperson for the opposition’s Turkmen-Syrian Council. “We had to withdraw from the area because it would have been suicide to stay. The destruction cannot be described, even the trees have been burned as a result of this scorched earth policy.”
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      Nice work keep throwing those Daesh savages back, a Syrian Bastonge.
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      ronin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)

      Yes indeed, US style Democracy is forged at the end of a gun barrow, "Demon-acracy." If you do not like it, you will be jailed, come up missing, bomb infrastructure (includes hospitals and children orphanages) with innocent civilians or be assassinated, take your pick.

      The US/Saudis are also leading "demon-acracy" in Yemen as they did in Libya.
    • Mother Gorillain reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, are you serious? And you also don't think Russia might be forced to compromise on the Kurds and on Assad? I think they will have to, just for being the more reasonable and peaceloving party than the Americans and co.
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