Russian warplanes launched 27 air strikes in Syria - Defence Ministry
22:23, 8 October 2015

Russian warplanes launched 27 air strikes in Syria - Defence Ministry

Military air forces of Russian Federation overnight conducted 22 flights

22:23, 8 October 2015

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian air crews of Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 conducted 22 flights overnight striking 27 targets in Syria, the press service of Russian Defence Ministry reported.

"Bombers Su-24M and Su-34 attacked upon eight strong points in the residential areas ​​of Homs province. As a result of fire damage of the targets, the fortifications were completely destroyed. There have been numerous flame bases caused by the detonation of ammunition and fuel and lubricants,” said in the statement.

In addition, under fire came the fighting positions as well as underground shelters, training camps and depot of petrol, oil and lubricants (POL) in Raqqa and Hama provinces, Arafit, Salma, Khan al-Asal and Tamana settlements.

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Attack upon the POL depot in Khan al-Asal:

Airstrike upon fortifications near Tamana

Airstrike upon command center on Tamana outskirts

Reportedly, the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Russian military campaign in Syria will have consequences for the country itself, AFP.

“In the coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties,” Carter said.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke of "troubling escalation" in Russian military activity in Syria. "My concern is that Russians mainly attack the targets that do not belong to the "Islamic state" and other opposition groups which support the Assad regime. I call on Russia to play a constructive role in the fight against ISIS," claimed Stoltenberg.

Related: NATO is ready to defend its eastern and southern member states

Related: Kirby: majority of Russia's strikes in Syria do not target ISIS

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