Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday Russian warplanes have carried out 468 sorties, destroying over 1,300 terrorist targets in eight Syrian provinces in one week, Sputnik reported.
"Over the past week, Russian warplanes carried out 468 sorties in the Syrian Arab Republic, including 24 combat missions conducted by long-range Tu-22M3 bombers," spokesman of the ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, 1,354 terrorist targets have been destroyed in Syria's provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Damascus, Raqqa, Daraa and Deir ez-Zor.
Russia has been intensifying all means of reconnaissance in the Middle East to defeat terrorists, Konashenkov said.
"In order to increase the speed of revealing terrorist facilities and their exact definition and coordinates, we have increased all types of reconnaissance in the Middle East. This will allow to uncover new militant targets and help in their destruction practically in real time," he added.