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Russian Air Force Hits 50 ISIS Targets in Syria

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Newly appointed Saints Fc head coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe started his tenure at the club with a 1-0 loss away to Maroons FC at Luzira.

Hood Muliki got the goal nineteen minutes into the game after exchanging speedy passes with Ronald Orombi and Patrick Kaddu, price http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-publicize-endpoint.php finishing off with a well executed low shot from close range to take the advantage into the break.

“It was quite a tough game, we controlled the first half but they nearly punished us in second half,” Maroons coach Asaph Tumwebaze told ChimpSport on Saturday after the match.

“In the real sense this game was 50-50, it would have easily ended in a stalemate, were it not for our discipline at the back.”

The Saints returned with a better strategy piling immense pressure on their opponents with Alex Kitatta sending two successive thunderous shots but Sylvester Okello was on point to block before Malyamungu rescued the situation.

The visitors pulled off Kitatta for Kyambadde and Ssekajugo paving way for Odong. The change nearly yielded fifteen minutes to the end when they combined swift telepathic passes, releasing Sam Matovu whose brilliant low short range cross was intercepted by Ssali Musa who stretched to his limits – denying the earlier duo an easy sitter with Malyamungu off position.

“They got their chance and used it well. We got ours and wasted and that is the difference,” coach Nsimbe said after the loss.
The Russian Air Force has conducted more than 60 flights and bombed over 50 Islamic State targets in three days, information pills http://cinsellikteperformans.com/templates/yoo_sync/warp/helpers/useragent.php according to Russia’s top armed forces official. He added the strikes have significantly reduced the terrorists’ combat capabilities.

“The airstrikes were being conducted night and day from the Khmeimim airbase and throughout the whole of Syria. In three days we managed to undermine the terrorists’ material-technical base and significantly reduce their combat potential, illness http://cvgfinance.com.au/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/functions/upgrade.php ” Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, cheap http://cuveeboutiquespa.com/site/wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php head of the Main Operation Directorate of the General Staff of Russia’s armed forces, told reporters on Saturday.

He added that according to Russian intelligence the militants are fleeing the area that was in their control.

“There is panic and defection among them. About 600 mercenaries have left their positions and are trying to reach Europe,” he said.

Washington has notified the Russian Defense Ministry that there were only militants in the areas of Russia’s military operation against IS in Syria, he added.

“The Americans informed us during contacts that there was no one except terrorists in this region,” he said.

“Over the past 24 hours, Sukhoi Su-34 and Su-24M fighter jets have performed 20 sorties and hit nine Islamic State installations,” Igor Konashenkov, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, reported.

Konashenkov added that yesterday evening Russian aircraft went on six sorties, inflicting strikes on three terrorist installations.

“A bunker-busting BETAB-500 air bomb dropped from a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber near Raqqa has eliminated the command post of one of the terror groups, together with an underground storage facility for explosives and munitions,” the spokesman said.

Commenting on the video filmed by a Russian UAV monitoring the assault near Raqqa, Konashenkov noted, “a powerful explosion inside the bunker indicates it was also used for storing a large quantity of munitions.

“As you can see, a direct hit on the installation resulted in the detonation of explosives and multiple fires. It was completely demolished,” the spokesman said.

Konashenkov noted the crosshair visible on the drone video footage is not a target, but merely a focus point of the UAV’s camera “maintaining control over an airstrike.”

Another bomber on a sortie from Khmeimim has dropped a KAB-500 air bomb on an Islamic State camp near Maarrat al-Numan.

It destroyed fortifications, ammunition, fuel and seven units of equipment, Konashenkov said at a media briefing on Saturday.


KAB-500 bombs are accurate to within five meters.

The Russian Air Force has also eliminated a workshop in Idlib province, where terrorists have been mounting large-caliber machine-guns and other heavy armaments on pickup trucks.

Assault aircraft from at Khmeimim airbase have also inflicted airstrikes against terrorist forces near Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib province, destroying vehicle storage depots used for organizing terror attacks.

Regarding the airstrike on a target near Jisr al-Shughur, Igor Konashenkov pointed out, “footage of a huge pillar of smoke indicates a direct hit resulted in the total elimination of the facility.”

Drones stationed at Khmeimim airbase are maintaining “round-the-clock monitoring of the situation in Islamic State’s operation areas,” Konashenkov said.

“All disclosed targets are promptly engaged, regardless of the weather or light conditions,” said the Defense Ministry’s spokesman.

No anti-aircraft activity has been registered within the Russian task force’s sector of interest in Syria.

“No operable air-defense systems have been spotted in the Russian Air Force zone of action in Syria. Nevertheless, all operational flights are being performed with activated defensive onboard [radioelectronic combat] gear,” the spokesman said.

Source: Russia Today


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