Nafiz Albayrak / Oct 12 () – President of Russia Vladimir Putin told the goal of Russian airstrikes in Syria was to stabilize the government of President Bashar Assad.
Having made a statement to a state-run TV channel on Oct. 11, Putin said airstrikes in Syria targeted to stabilize position of President Assad, adding that Russia has no plans to conduct a ground operation.
According to Russian Defense Ministry data, Russia has launched more than 100 airstrikes and flown dozens of combat missions, since the beginning of the Syria campaign on Sept. 30. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been the main target for these operations, underlined the data.
118 ISIL target struck in two days
The Russian Defense Ministry has recently announced that Russian air forces have struck 63 ISIL positions, including 53 strongholds, a command center, four training camps and seven ammunition depots, on Oct. 11.
On Oct. 10, Russia’s air forces have targeted 55 ISIS positions, including "the main and largest ISIS logistics centers", along with ammunition depots and training camps, according to the Defense Ministry’s statement.