Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian jets conducted over 10,000 sorties in Syria, destroying almost 30,000 targets during the course of the operation, Sputnik International reported.
These included over 200 oil refineries, he added. Over 500 cities, towns and villages have been liberated from terrorists since the beginning of Russia's involvement in Syria.
"Since the operation beginning, Russian Aerospace Forces conducted 10,000 sorties hitting terrorist targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. More than 30,000 targets were destroyed, including about 200 oil refineries," Vladimir Putin said during the meeting with Defense Industry heads.
A breaking point was achieved in the Syrian crisis thanks to the coordinated work of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the President added.
"Russian long-range bomber jets conducted 178 sorties; strikes on Daesh terrorist group and Al-Nusra front targets from sea and from the air were effective," he added.
The Russian leader added that the Aerospace Forces were able help liberate more than 500 populated areas in Syria from terrorist organizations.
Source : MENA