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Russian air force hit 1,458 targets in Syria over week: agencies

Residents inspect a damaged site from what activists said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in Nawa city, Deraa, Syria, November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s air force flew 431 sorties and hit 1,458 “terrorist targets” in Syria in the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 4, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.

Russian jets hit targets in Syria’s Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor provinces, the ministry said, according to the agencies.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Dmitry Solovyov

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