The chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov announced on 30 October that Russian aircraft destroyed in Syria, more than 1,600 infrastructure IG.
As the General said, the aircraft made a month 1.391 sortie and destroyed 1.623 object of the terrorist organization «Islamic state».
According to Andrew Kartapolov, the Russian military has made significant changes in the situation in Syria. He said that ISIS and terrorist group «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» were forced onto the defensive on all fronts and has lost the initiative, and the elimination of 28 field commanders of the terrorists had violated the chain of command.
The General said that «Dzhabhat EN-Nusra» has decided to join the movement «Harakat Ahrar al-sham», which the West considers a terrorist, to get help from abroad. In the province of Hama commanders of this organization cooperate with the IG.
He said that government forces attacked and freed from the militants a large territory in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Idlib, HOMS and Damascus.
It should be noted that Syrian opposition sources give different data and argue that the success of Assad’s army more than modest, despite the support of Russian aviation.