Russian Aerospace Forces destroy ISIS oil refining stations, kill 77 terrorists during past week

Damascus, SANA – The Russian Aerospace Forces, in cooperation with Syrian army air forces, carried out 468 sorties targeting 1,354 terrorist targets in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Raqqa, Lattakia, Homs, Hama, and Deir Ezzor during the past week, a military source told SANA.

The source said the sorties resulted in killing 17 terrorists in Kanasba in Lattakia countryside who had been crossing the borders from Turkey, destroying ammo and fuel depots in Aleppo countryside, in addition to destroying 17 vehicles and killing more than 50 terrorists in Daraa countryside.

The sorties also destroyed two machinegun-equipped vehicles and killed 10 ISIS members in al-Qadahat valley in Homs countryside, destroying 8 artillery pieces and a truck with a trailer filled with explosives in Hama countryside, the source added.

The source said that the Russian airstrikes destroyed 23 terrorist targets in Deir Ezzor province, as well as oil refining stations for ISIS in Raqqa countryside.

Since the beginning of their operations in Syria on September 30th, 2015, the Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed more than 2,000 oil tankers and dozens of refining stations used by ISIS in Syria.

Hazem Sabbagh

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