Russian Jets struck 10 ISIL Targets in Syria
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 ISIL targets in the past 24 hours, the country's defense ministry said in a statement Sunday.
The strikes had hit a terrorist training camp, including a suicide belt factory, the ministry said on its website, Reuters reported.
"As a result of our airstrikes on ISIL targets, we have managed to disrupt their control system, the terrorist organization's supply lines, and also caused significant damage to the infrastructure used to prepare acts of terror," the ministry said.
Russia launched airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria following a request from President Bashar al-Assad.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country’s government is fighting a number of opposition forces, as well as radical militant organizations, including Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).