The Russian Defence Ministry announced on Friday that they conducted 6 air strikes in Syria against ISIS and have destroyed a command centre and a bomb factory.
The 6 air strikes were part of 14 flights launched from Hmaimim Airbase. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Friday that Russian strikes in Raqqa Province Thursday had killed 12 IS fighters.
Also on Friday, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov characterized what he said were media rumors that the Russian airstrikes in Syria were not hitting their targets as “unmitigated nonsense.”
The Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday that Russian warplanes killed 30 civilians, including women and children, in Syria’s Homs province.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry’s website has posted These military actions constitute a further escalation and will only fuel more extremism and radicalisation.