Over 54,000 mostly Western-backed terrorists have been bagged in Syria, while 1,000 settlements have been liberated over the past two years by Russian counter terrorism forces.
Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov said that terrorists had about 1.500 US Abram battle tanks and armored vehicles, over 1,200 guns and mortars seized before they faced Russian forces an their allies in Syria.
The terrorists had “no shortage of ammunition and material, which were constantly replenished from abroad.
Their commanders were trained in special camps under the watchful eye of Western instructors and military advisers from some countries of the Middle East, Western Europe and America. In some cases, special forces officers from these countries led illegal armed units, including more than 2,800 natives of Russia and 1,400 – of the former Soviet republics.
Gerasimov added that before the start of the Russian operation terrorist groups controlled more than 70% of Syria’s territory and continued to advance in all directions. Now, the course of the conflict has changed.
In order to hit targets located within a radius of 4,000 kilometers, the Kalibr sea-based long-range cruise missiles and the X-101 air-launched missiles were used, as well as the Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers.”
“Within the 500-kilometer zone, the Sukhoi-24 bombers and the Sukhoi Su-33 fighters equipped with special computing devices operated, while within smaller zones, the Su-24M bombers were used, which are equipped with the Strelets reconnaissance complex,” he added.
“The Sukhoi Su-34, Su-30SM and Su-35, the Mil Mi-28N and Kamov Ka-52 helicopters, the S-400 and Pantsir-S anti-aircraft systems, the T-90A and T-72B3 tanks proved effective, as well as the newest Russian electronic warfare systems.“
Russia Feed / AA Magnum Analyst Blog News Site 2017.