Moreover, using the aerial reconnaissance we spotted a column of oil tanker trucks carrying smuggled oil near the suburbs of Herbol, Aleppo province. The trucks were headed to the Turkish border, Konashenkov stressed. The Russian Su-24 jet destroyed the column of 24 oil trucks during the combat mission, the spokesman underscored.
Russian Su-25 jet also destroyed a field camp of the Daesh terrorist group in the Syrian province of Homs using data provided by the patriotic opposition. Konashenkov noted.
Since September 30, Russia has been conducting a separate aerial campaign in Syria against Daesh following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011. The country’s government is fighting a number of opposition forces, as well as radical Islamist militant organizations, including the Nusra Front and Daesh (ISIS/ISIL), a group outlawed in a number of states, including Russia.