According to the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Aerospace Force between September 19 and October 2 destroyed in Syria more than 2,654 militants. According to him, the assault attempts of ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria’s east and west failed.
The Syrian governmental forces jointly with the Russian Aerospace Force finalize the operation in east of the Deir ez-Zor Province to encircle and destroy a big grouping of more than 1,500 militants, who had come from Iraq the general continued.
“The Syrian military with the support from the Russian Aerospace Force finalize the operation to encircle and destroy a big ISIS grouping, which had invaded from Iraq. The ISIS and al-Nusra terrorist groups have suffered biggest losses in recent months,” he said.
“The successful actions of the Syrian military were supported by armed formations, which had joined the reconciliation process in Aleppo, Homs and al-Quneitra,” he added.
“In the sorties of the Russian Aerospace Force between September 19 and October 2, the militants confirmed losses are 2,654, and about 2,700 injured. Among them there were 16 field commanders of various levels and more than 400 extremists coming from Russia and the CIS countries. The Aerospace Force have destroyed 67 strongholds, 27 tanks, 21 MLRS, 149 off-road vehicles with heavy machine guns, 17 “Jihad-mobiles” and 51 ammunition depots,” stated Konashenkov.
Meanwhile, Russian servicemen from the Center for Syrian Reconciliation have opened a medical facility in the village of Aisha, located in Aleppo Governorate. Doctors of the special medical unit of the Russian Defense Ministry started to receive patients at a local school.
“Pediatricians are seeing children, surgeons are receiving patients; dozens patients may be seen each day. Diagnoses are very different: intestinal infections, scabies, tonsillitis, pediculosis,” told nurse Svetlana Derevyanko.
According to reconciliation center official Soslan Tseboev, his organization’s employees regularly monitor the humanitarian situation in the areas liberated from terrorists and choose the most vulnerable settlements that need aid.
According to local authorities, more than 100 civilians will return to Aisha from refugee camps in Damascus and Latakia in the the near future.
Syrian residents are in dire need of assistance amid continuing fighting between the Syrian government forces and various opposition and terrorist groups. Russia regularly conducts humanitarian operations, providing civilians with necessities.