“In three days, starting December 25, [Russian warplanes] conducted 164 sorties, hitting 556 terrorist targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa,” chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Sergei Rudskoy told reporters.
Russian jets have intensified airstrikes to aid the anti-terrorist offensive of the Syrian army and patriotic opposition forces, he stated.
Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudkoy said that Russian warplanes assist the Syrian government forces in an offensive on the de facto Daesh capital of Raqqa.
“With the support of the Russian aviation group, the Syriandemocratic army units… are conducting an offensive on the Daesh capital, the city of Raqqa.”
According to Rudskoy, Russia’s air campaign has helped the Syrian army to establish control over part of the country’s border with Turkey.
He added that the Syrian government forces continue to advance near Eastern Ghouta.