ISIS retreating in Syria, missile system destroyed, 33 targets hit – Russian military
Posted on October 15th, 2015

Courtesy RT

Russian warplanes have destroyed a surface-to-air missile launcher that the Islamic State terrorist group previously captured from the Syrian Army, the Russian Defense Ministry reports. The bombing campaign in Syria is forcing the jihadists to flee.

The 9K33 Osa short-range air defense launcher was destroyed by a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber in Eastern Douma near Damascus, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told the media in his Thursday daily briefing.

The Su-34 dropped a precision anti-fortification bomb KAB-500 at a concrete shelter, where the launcher was hidden, destroying both the weapon and the building, he added.

Osa, which is called Gecko by NATO, is a highly-mobile launcher equipped with six short-range surface-to-air missiles meant to provide tactical cover from enemy aircraft to ground troops.

The launcher was destroyed during one of 33 combat missions that Russia conducted in Syria over the day. A total of 32 targets in the provinces Idlib, Hama, Damascus, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor were hit, Konashenkov said.

The general added that terrorist forces appear to be abandoning their positions and are pulling back.

The militants are retreating, trying to establish new positioning areas and changing their supply system,” he said, adding that Russia has intensified reconnaissance sorties to monitor the situation on the ground.


3 Responses to “ISIS retreating in Syria, missile system destroyed, 33 targets hit – Russian military”

  1. aravinda Says:

    What a tragedy! Russians are destroying CIA assets used by CIA sub-agents, namely Free Syrian Army and Islamic State. This will make Pentagon very angry.

  2. Independent Says:

    But they have a good friend now. HE Gamralalage Sirisena


    Aravind, These CIA Assets are not small sums, they are state of the art million Dollars piece. MUSLIM OBAMA HAS gone Crecy, he tells all support staff not get MR family in SL come up in the parliament or let him speak in public meetings. He told Ranil punk just before he went to Singapore, find some LAW or Create a LAW to jail MR. SRI LANKA is the only country he can say it is under his control and not economic development or Infra structure development to take away jobs in USA. If people unite and block Election Commissioners office then over throwing the Srisena government is a possibility.

    Independent you are right but it is not only Srisena, all MP’s greedy for rupees and Dollars are in it as well. So why should OBAMA worry? He has Tamils for OBAMA to fund such operations.

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