MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Rudskoi added that combat aircraft conduct 20-25 daily sorties in support of Syrian ground forces involved in the liberation of Palmyra.
"I would like to emphasize that the Russian Aerospace Forces will continue strikes against Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups in Syria," Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, head of the Main Operational Directorate, told reporters.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the pullout of the main contingent of Russian forces from Syria, stating they had accomplished their anti-terrorism mission.
Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Col. General Viktor Bondarev said the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria will be completed within two to three days.
Russia had conducted an aerial campaign against terrorists in Syria since September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.