(TASS) The Syrian Armed Forces with the active support from the Russian Aerospace Forces during the past night repelled the Islamic State militants’ attempts to breakthrough into Palmyra, more than 300 militants were killed, press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
“During the past night, with the active support from the Russian Aerospace Force, the Syrian governmental forces repelled all terrorist attacks on Palmyra. The attackers used vehicles with suicide bombers, armored vehicles and artillery.”
The Russian aircraft delivered 64 strikes on positions, convoys and moving reserves of the militants.
“They destroyed 11 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, 31 vehicles carrying large-caliber automatic guns, more than 300 militants,” the ministry said.