Strikes have completely destroyed infrastructure in a Syrian region, which used to prepare terrorists
MOSCOW: Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that Sukhoi-34 airplanes have destroyed an Islamic State command center and a rebels training camp in Syria, Russian news agency reported.
A spokesperson for the ministry added that the strikes have completely destroyed infrastructure in a Syrian region, which used to prepare “terrorists”.
Earlier on Friday, a senior Russian lawmaker said Russian air strikes in Syria will last for three to four months and will intensify.
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Alexei Pushkov, the head of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament said more than 2,500 air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria had failed to inflict significant damage on the extremist Islamic State group, but Russia’s campaign would be more intensive to achieve results.
Putin is due to hold talks with President Francois Hollande in the French capital on Syria before attending a summit also involving the leaders of Ukraine and Germany aimed at consolidating the fragile peace in Ukraine.