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Russian jets conduct over 2,500 strikes in Syria in August

The Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed up to 800 terrorists during August.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – TheRussian Aerospace Forces have so far launched more than 2,500 strikes this month in Syria, destroying up to 800 terrorists, the Russian military said Monday.

“In August, 990 sorties were flown by the Russian Aerospace Forces, 2,518 airstrikes performed on command posts, positions, warehouses, supply terminals and militant camps,”

Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, the chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate, said.

Up to 800 terrorists were killed, and 106 vehicles with mounted machines guns were destroyed alongside 40 armored vehicles this month, he added.

“Over the past five days, Russian aircraft made 316 sorties and made 819 strikes,”

Rudskoy said.

Meanwhile, the Syrian government forces were advancing at a rate of 30-40 kmh (18.64-24.85 mph) per day, he stated.

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