Κυριακή, 11 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Syrian Army backed by Russian Air Force thwarts ISIS attack on Palmyra

The Syrian Army backed by the Russian Air Force has repelled all Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) attempts to recapture the historic city of Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.


"Over the past night, with active Russian air support, Syrian government forces repulsed all attacks by the terrorists on Palmyra," the ministry said in a statement.

Over 300 militants were killed in the offensive.

"The militants actively used cars filled with explosives, armored vehicles, and rocket artillery. Russian aircraft carried out 64 airstrikes on militant gatherings, positions, columns, and reserves as they advanced."

The ministry added that 11 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, and 31 cars equipped with heavy machine guns have been destroyed.
 sott.net/RT
11/12/16
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