November 19, 2015 / 3:32 PM / 2 years ago

Russia says conducted mass Syria strikes, hit Islamic State oil assets: RIA

Residents inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo province, Syria October 13, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Air Force conducted mass strikes on terrorist positions in Syria on Thursday, hitting oil refining assets under the control of Islamic State militants, Russia’s General Staff said, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Russian planes fired twelve cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in the Aleppo and Idlib provinces, it said.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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