Russia launches fresh strikes in Syria targeting IS
Oct.1, Abuja: Russia has launched a series of air strikes in Syria targeting a list of terrorist organizations for a second day.
More than 50 Russian warplanes and helicopters were deployed for the offensive against the extremist groups, Russia’s defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said
The strikes reportedly targeted sites in the north-west held by the Army of Conquest rebel alliance, as well as areas in Homs and Hama provinces.
Russia said it had carried out eight strikes overnight, and that it had hit 12 Islamic State (IS) positions hit in 24 hours.
Russia said that its strikes have destroyed a command centre and two arms depots belonging to IS.
On Thursday, the strikes reportedly hit areas near the strategic town of Jisr al-Shughour, as well areas in Idlib province and Hama province further south, local media reported.
The Oslo Times