Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel General Andrei Kartapolov, speaking at the press conference, said that Russian aviation has increased the intensity of the attacks on terrorist groups in Syrian, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Vesti.ru.
Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 conducted 12 launches of cruise missiles at ISIS targets in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib. They made five sorties.
A squadron of long-range Tu-22M3 bombers hit six targets in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, namely the warehouses of ammunition, weapons, cluster of the machinery, training camps and workshops for explosives production.
On Tuesday, during the air operation, Russian aviation conducted the first massive air strike on 206 targets of terrorists. Strategic bombers Tu-160 and long-range bombers Tu-22M3 carried out 24 sorties.
From the Hmeymim airport Russian jets conducted airstrikes ISIS control centers, explosives factories, ammunition depots, training camps, strongholds and fortified areas. As Colonel General Kartapolov said, all the objects were destroyed as planned.
France bombed ISIS targets on Tuesday as well. The air strikes were the response to deadly attacks on Friday night in Paris, that killed 130 and wounded 352 people across Paris. President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a “merciless” response to the terrorists.
Paris and Moscow were not coordinating their operations, but French President Francois Hollande has called for a global campaign against the radicals in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Putin said that the terrorists who staged the explosion will be found. “We will look for them everywhere, wherever they are hiding,” – Putin promised.
FSB has also announced a reward for information about those involved in the terrorist attack.
“For any information, which will help to detain the terrorists, we will pay a reward of US $50 million”, – the statement said.