Strike on militants: Russia has deployed Iskander-M in Syria

On Tuesday September 15, the Russian armed forces struck a powerful blow on the positions of the militants in Syria. Russian Aerospace Forces aviation and rocket artillery destroyed terrorist targets about 2 km northwest of Batitia near the town of Maaret-Misrin in Idlib province. The Iskander-M operational-tactical complex was used to destroy targets where foreign military specialists trained jihadists.

The territory of the facility for training fighters of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group occupied 90 hectares - about three hundred mercenaries trained there. The Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the terrorist camp using Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, as well as the Iskander-M operational-tactical complex. The number of killed militants is not yet known exactly

- a military source told the publication "Russian Spring".

In 2019, the Russian Iskander-M OTRK was filmed by the Israeli company ImageSat International (ISI) reconnaissance satellite at the Khmeimim airbase. The photographs show a transport loading vehicle, as well as a launcher. The use of this weapon by the Russian military in Syria has been known since 2018.

Iskander-M was developed by the Research and Production Corporation Machine-Building Design Bureau. The firing range of this complex with two quasi-ballistic missiles is about 500 km.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 September 2020 14: 02
    That's the way to talk. If it were not for the politicians, with their truces, our military would have cleared Syria of terrorists in a year. After such a blow, you can safely take this territory under control. Well, who prevents the military from doing this?
    1. parsec Offline parsec
      parsec 16 September 2020 21: 15
      Think clumsy, dear. The Russian Federation is tearing the Middle East map in the face of Erdogan's ambitions, yes, the alignment is not on our side yet (Our shot down VKS, dead Turkish stream, nuclear power plant), but this is on the one hand, and on the other, there are many levers of influence. Look, from the failed coup in Turkey to the Turkey-Greece situation. How many events happened in the Russia-Turkey vector. And this party is not over yet ... Remember how the offensive of the Turks on the positions of the Syrian troops was stopped. I think that Erdogan was given a bone in the form of the "Ottoman Empire", and in speed he will plunge into it, do not play around, then they will grab him by the balls. Syria with its Idlib zone is one of the levers. And our soldiers are gaining combat experience there + testing new types of weapons. The ultimate goal of the Russian Federation is to return and increase its influence in the Middle East, as in the USSR, where there is a huge sales market and resource base. Something like this ... But this is my vision of this issue.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 17 September 2020 11: 21
    The ultimate goal of the Russian Federation is to return and increase its influence in the Middle East as it was under the USSR.

    Such a long patriotic commentary to justify the mediocre policy of the authorities, betrayal of the fallen pilots, and simple theft. For it to be like under the USSR, it is necessary that the families and businesses of our government be in Russia !! Do you believe that?
  3. Oleg Rambover Offline Oleg Rambover
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Pitersky) 17 September 2020 20: 28
    Interestingly, the shed that bombed the Iskander-M is how many times cheaper than the Iskander-M itself.