Two Russian Sukhoi-34 planes destroyed a factory of the pro-West Jabhat al-Nusra rebel group in Syria’s Idlib province on Tuesday where the militants were making attack drones and had kept explosives in store.
Besides, on September 4, the Russian Khmeimim base’s defenses shot down two attack drones taking the total number of militants’ drones destroyed in the last one month to 47.
A Sukhoi-35S fighter eliminated a warehouse of portable anti-aircraft missiles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told the media on Wednesday in a report by TASS.
"Two multirole fighter-bombers Sukhoi-34 dealt pinpoint strikes to eliminate a workshop where Jabhat al-Nusra militants had been making attack drones and a warehouse with explosives that were used for making makeshift bombs for the drones," Konashenkov said.
"A multirole fighter Sukhoi-35S fired a smart weapon to destroy a warehouse of terrorists’ portable anti-aircraft rockets," he added.
A total of four planes from Russia’s air group based at Khmeimim attacked the militants on Tuesday.
"The strikes were dealt away from populated areas against terrorists’ hangars where the drones were kept and also against confirmed areas where attack drones were launched for terrorist attacks against the Russian airbase Khmeimim and communities in Aleppo and Hama provinces," Konashenkov stated.
Konashenkov stressed that all Russian air strikes were against terrorist targets identified and confirmed on the basis of several sources and far away from civilian communities.