The commander of Russian troops in Syria, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin made a statement in which he summarized the results of the last two weeks of fighting against the terrorist group «Islamic state».
According to him, during this time, videoconferencing has made 1.417 sorties. The decisive phase of the operation the intensity of the action exceeds 100 departures per day, i.e. each aircraft was off on a mission 3-4 times in 24 hours.
«83 destroyed armored vehicles, more than two hundred vehicles mounted with heavy machine guns, rocket systems of volley fire, artillery and anti-aircraft guns and more than 1,200 terrorists», — quotes the commander of the Agency TASS.
«In the interests of the offensive of the Syrian army in the area of Akerbat aircraft of Russian air force dealt 329 strikes, which destroyed 27 armored vehicles, 48 of pickups with large-caliber weapons and thousands of fighters», — added the captain.
Fighting for Akerbat led fourth armored division, considered the best in the Syrian army. According to the commander, the IG used an unprecedented number of suicide bombers and car bombs. «Every day destroyed up to 25 militants with a suicide vest and four or five «gigalomaniac»», — said the General.