Syrian forces were able with the help of Russian air force to liberate more than 500 populated areas in Syria from terrorist organizations, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted by Sputnik as saying.
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.
Source : MENA