Russian Aircraft Carried Out 22 Sorties from Hmeymim Air Base
(Source: Russia Ministry of Defense; issued Oct 08, 2015)
Russian ground crew preparing an Su-34 Fullback heavy strike fighter for operations at Hmeymim air base, in Syria, where Russia has also deployed Su-24 Fencer bombers and Su-25 Frogfoot close air support aircraft. (RU MoD photo)
This night Russian aircraft carried out 22 sorties from the Hmeymim airbase. Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 crews engaged 27 terrorist facilities on the territory of Syria.

The ISIS groups, which showed particular severity towards civilians, were subjected to massive bombing. Su-24M and Su-34 bombers attacked 8 militants’ strong points in Homs province.

The engagement resulted in destruction of militants’ fortifications. Multiple fires caused by detonation of munitions and fuel, were registered.

Near al-Safsafah, a Russian combat aircraft Su-34 destroyed fire positions of terrorists.

Concrete-piercing air bombs hit the underground facilities of the militants detected earlier by means of space reconnaissance near Arafit and Salma.

Su-25 and Su-34 aircraft made 11 strikes on areas with ISIS training camps in Hamah and Raqqah provinces.

The attacks resulted in the total destruction of the infrastructure used for training of terrorists.

Air reconnaissance held by unmanned aerial vehicles near Hrysin detected a hidden base of the ISIS illegal armed groups.

The strike of a pair of attack aircraft Su-25 completely destroyed constructions and fortifications used by militants as shelters during air attacks. Large fire was registered on the territory of the base.

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