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Russian forces begin wide-scale operation
targeting Daesh, al-Nusra positions in Idleb, Homs

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Russian forces participating in the war on terrorism began before noon on Tuesday a wide-scale operation in the countryside of Idleb and Homs provinces.

During a meeting for the higher command of the Russian armed forces in Sochi, which was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shoygu said that the Russian forces, with the participation of aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov which is docked near the Syrian coast, began concentrated strikes on positions of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria.

The Minister said that Su-33 fighters took off from the aircraft carried Admiral Kuznetsov and targeted positions of terrorists in the countryside of Idleb and Homs provinces, noting that this is the first time a Russian aircraft carrier participates in combat operations.

Russian naval task force in Syria is reliably protected by Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems and Pantsir systems, Shoigu said.

Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier Begins Combat Operations in Syria

Russian Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser has begun combat operations in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

Russian naval task force in Syria is reliably protected by Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems and Pantsir systems, Shoigu said.

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Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov Aircraft Carrier
Begins Combat Operations in Syria

Russian Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser has begun combat operations in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

“Today, we started a major operation to launch massive strikes on Daesh and al-Nusra Front targets in the Idlib and Homs provinces [in Syria],” Shoigu said at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with the ministry’s leadership and defense enterprises.

“The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrying cruiser began taking part in operations for the first time in the history the Russian Navy. Our Su-33 aircraft began working from this cruiser today. Before this, we carried out very careful, thorough reconnaissance of all targets,” Shoigu said.

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According to the minister, the main targets include ammunition depots as well as plants producing weapons.

Shoigu also said that Russian naval task force in Syria is reliably protected by Bastion Coastal Defense Missile Systems and Pantsir systems.

On November 8, it was reported that Russian Navy’s aircraft carrier group, which includes Russia’s ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’ aircraft carrier, ‘Pyotr Veliky’ nuclear power guided missile cruiser and two destroyers, had completed its transfer to the Mediterranean Sea and group was getting ready to launch a strike targeting Daesh terrorists in the province of Aleppo.

On November 12, the commander of the Admiral Kuznetsov said that aea-based jets of the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov which arrived in the Syrian coast heading a group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s squadron started training flights.


Russian Admiral Grigorovich Frigate
Targets Terrorists in Syria With Missiles

Russian Admiral Grigorovich frigate targeted terrorists in Syria with Kalibr cruise missile strikes, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday.

“Today, we started a large-scale operation on launching massive strikes on Daesh and al-Nusra Front targets in the Idlib and Homs provinces [in Syria],” Shoigu said.

Accoriding to him, Admiral Grigorovich frigate, Bastion coastal missile systems and “for the first time in history of the Russian Naval Forces” Admiral Kuznetsov aicraft-carrying cruiser take part in the military operation.

“Admiral Grigorovich [frigate] takes part in the operation. Today, it launched Kalibr cruise missiles on [terrorist] targets that had been confirmed by intelligence data and determined in advance,” the minister said at a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with top officials of the Russian Armed Forces.

Shoigu said that the Russian Armed Forces launch strikes on terrorists’ plants in Syria, especially those producing poisonous substances.

“It’s clear that it’s a well-organized industrial production, that’s why we carry out strikes [on terrorist plants].”

“Ammunition depots, terrorist training centers and plants producing different means of unconventional weapons are the main targets of the strikes. Russia will continue strikes on terrorists’ industrial and military sites in Syria”, Shoigu said.

The minister reminded that a large group of Russian troops were sent to the country to determine what kind of chemical weapons terrorists in Syria were using.

“They [terrorists] used them twice this week. In one instance, 27 people were hospitalized and three were killed, in the other case 30 were hospitalized. I mean the fighters of the Syrian army,” he added.

On November 12, the commander of the Admiral Kuznetsov said that aea-based jets of the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov which arrived in the Syrian coast heading a group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s squadron started training flights.

On October 15, Russia’s Northern Fleet’s press service said that a group of warships headed by the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov accompanied by the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser, the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyer, and support vessels was sent to the Mediterranean to hold drills.


Russia’s Bastion missile defence system
fires rockets at Daesh positions in Syria


Seven Russian S-300 Air Missile
Defense Systems Deployed in Syria

Seven Russian S-300 air missile defense systems have been deployed in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

“As you know, S-400 system was deployed a long time ago [in Syria]. In addition, we have deployed seven S-300 systems to cover the part of the sea practically to the territory of Cyprus,” Shoigu said at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with the ministry’s leadership and defense enterprises.

Moreover, Bastion coastal systems which virtually cover the entire coast are deployed, he said.

“These complexes are able to destroy both sea and ground targets at a distance of 350 kilometers of the sea and almost 450 kilometers of land,” Shoigu said.

He also confirmed that the Russian naval group in Syria is defended by the Bastion, moreover the Russian bases in Syria are now secure from low-flying targets.

“Pantsir systems are supplied there because of that. In addition, over the past four months the Syrian S-200 systems have been restored, which cover the Syrian territory from the east among other things and support the protection of our bases in Tartus and Hmeymim from the air.”

The Russian president ordered to protect the Russian Armed Forces in Syria from the air and sea.

In October, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a S-300 squadron was sent to Syria to ensure the safety of the Russian naval base in Tartus. According to media reports, the system deployed in Syria is S-300V4 — NATO designation SA-23 Gladiator — that is capable of striking tactical and strategic aircraft, medium-range ballistic missiles, tactical missiles as well as cruise missiles.

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Murakhovsky described the S-500 as an advanced, unified, multi-purpose, integrated anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile defense system, which is meant to replace the S-300 and complement the S-400 complex. “This is the next step. These are air defense capabilities on operational and strategic levels,” he said.

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