October 2, 2015 / 9:34 AM / in 2 years

Russia carries out new round of air strikes in Syria, hitting 12 targets

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it had carried out new rounds of air strikes in Syria, hitting 12 Islamic State targets.

Sukhoi-34, Sukhoi-24M and Sukhoi-25 warplanes had flown 18 sorties, hitting a command post and a communications center in the province of Aleppo as well as a militant field camp in Idlib, a Defence Ministry statement said.

A command post in the province of Hama was also completely destroyed, it said.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Lidia Kelly

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