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Russia strikes Daesh positions across Syria to contain terrorists

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 25, IRNA -- The Russian precise airstrikes on Daesh (ISIL) positions in Syria are conducted simultaneously in various regions of Syria in order to contain terrorists, a senior Russian defense ministry official announced.

'The main task is to hold down the actions of terrorist groups in Syria; therefore, airstrikes are usually carried out simultaneously in various parts of the Syrian territory,' Russia Today TV quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov as saying on Saturday.

On September 30, Russia began launching precision airstrikes against ISIL militant group positions in Syria at the request of President Bashar Assad.

Since the beginning of the aerial campaign, Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out some 934 strikes, killing 819 militants and destroying 363 of command centers and depots used by the terrorists.

According to Konashenkov, terrorist command posts, underground bunkers, ammunition and fuel depots are top priority for elimination.

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman also stressed that strikes are aimed only at confirmed Islamic State's infrastructure positions.

According to the Russian General Staff, militants have begun a retreat due to Russian aviation airstrikes, having lost much of their weaponry and equipment on the contact line with the Syrian troops. Russian intelligence drones have increased sorties to track events.

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