October 5, 2015 / 6:30 PM / 3 years ago

Russia says its planes attack 10 IS targets in 15 sorties in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian air force planes flew 15 sorties over Syria on Monday, destroying Islamic State tanks and artillery positions, the Russian defence ministry said.

A frame grab taken from footage released by Russia's Defence Ministry October 5, 2015, shows a Russian air force jet taxiing on the tarmac of Heymim air base in Syria. REUTERS/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via Reuters

“Air strikes were carried out on ten targets,” the ministry said in a statement.

Around 20 Islamic State tanks and three artillery positions were destroyed in Homs province, the ministry added.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Richard Balmforth

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