Russian fighter jets hit 63 targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, the defense ministry said Sunday, as Moscow intensifies a campaign it says is aimed against the Islamic State (Daesh) militant group.
"Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25SM planes carried out 64 sorties from the Hmeimim airbase against 63 targets in the provinces of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Raqqa," the defense ministry said in a statement.
AFP quotes the Russian military as claiming that the air strikes had destroyed 53 positions used by the "terrorists", as well as a command post, four training camps and seven ammunition depots.
Russia said its campaign in the war-torn country was rattling IS fighters, claiming that radio intercepts showed "growing panic" among them.
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