LHVnews: It’s been a tough week for terrorists in Syria. Over seven days Russia delivered over a hundred airstrikes at various ISIS facilities across the country, reportedly igniting panic among some groups.
Russia launched its air campaign in Syria on September 30, making 120 combat sorties that hit 110 targets in just over a week, according to the Defense Ministry. Among the objects destroyed are:
71 armored vehicles
30 other vehicles
19 command facilities
2 communication centers
23 depots with fuel and ammunition
6 plants used to make IEDs, including car bombs
several artillery pieces
several training camps
The apparent goal of this phase of the operation is to undermine the militants’ capability to keep the pressure on government forces through constant raids and terrorist attacks, and to give the Syrian Army a breathing space to regroup and launch an offensive.
The targets of the Russian airstrikes were spread across Syria, from ISIS stronghold Raqqa in the northeast to the vicinity of the ancient city of Palmyra west of the Damascus-controlled western part of the country to the outskirts of Damascus in the south.
According to the Russian military, the bombing campaign has hurt the morale of the militant troops, sending thousands on the run.