ISIS forces began to retreat under the joint offensive of Russian aviation and the Syrian army. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to the Russian media
“The militants are retreating, trying to occupy new positions and changing on march the logistics system of supply of ammunition, weaponry and materials,” – said Konashenkov.
He noted that the Russian intelligence reports these changes. The data obtained from Russian resources and the Information Center in Baghdad is being processed and analyzed.
“Of course, to test and verify this information we increased the intensity of the reconnaissance flights of aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles,” – said the general.
According to him, since the beginning of operations in Syria, September 30 Russian aircraft caused considerable damage to ISIS.
“For two weeks in Syria were destroyed dozens of command centers, training camps for terrorists, destroyed numerous stocks of ammunition and artillery units,” – said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.
“In addition, last week the Syrian army was able to take over a number of districts in the provinces of Hama and Latakia, but they have not yet broke the resistance of the fighters completely”, noted in Moscow.
It should be recalled that on October 12 the EU foreign ministers at the meeting in Luxembourg expressed deep concern about Russian air strikes in Syria and called on Russia to ‘cease immediately’.