Russian aircraft attacked command posts of the Islamic State in Syria, officials with the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"Today, Russian aircraft have conducted pinpoint strikes on eight sites of the terrorist group Islamic State on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. About 20 sorties have been made," Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said.
"As a result of the air strikes, ammunition and fuel depots have been destroyed. Militant command posts in the mountainous area have been completely destroyed," he said.
As Konashenkov noted, the strikes were conducted after aerial reconnaissance, in coordination with the information obtained from the headquarters of the Syrian army. The Russian aircraft and weapons have not been used in the vicinity of civilian infrastructure, the official said.
The Russian Defense Ministry has distributed video footage of the Russian warplanes attacking the positions of ISIS militants in the mountainous area.
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