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Russia Releases New Airstrike Videos, Says "Most" ISIS Ammo, Heavy Vehicles Destroyed

Don’t be deceived, there are always two sides (or more) to every propaganda war and as we’ve been careful to mention on the way to critiquing US foreign policy in Syria, just because what Washington says about the war is so completely absurd as to warp the mind, that doesn’t thereby mean that everything which comes out of The Kremlin’s spin team should be taken as gospel. So when you see the steady stream of Russian Defense Ministry videos that purport to show the destruction of an ISIS stronghold or weapons cache which supposedly has some strategic significance, you should take it with a grain of salt. 

Having dispensed with the customary disclaimer, we’ll move swiftly to say that although it might not be easy to tell what, Russia is certainly blowing up something in Syria and the videos - especially when viewed in light of how inept they make the US air force look by comparison - are always worth a look. 

Below, we present the latest videos from Russia’s airstrikes in Syria. One interesting thing to note is that this is Moscow claiming to have destroyed a large portion of ISIS’ ammo right around the time the US paradropped 50 tons of ammo to the “Free Syrian Army.” Time for another caveat: correlation does not equal causation. 

Without further ado:

And here's RT with a bit of color on what you're supposedly watching there:

Islamic State militants have lost "most" of their ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment in Russian airstrikes, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. At least 86 ISIS targets were hit during 88 sorties in the last 24 hours.

 

Sukhoi Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, together with Su-25SM ground support aircrafts targeted Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) sites in the provinces of Raqqah, Hama, Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo, according to the ministry. The jets hit command posts, ammunition and armament depots, military vehicles, plants producing explosives, field camps and bases.

 

Su-24M bombers also targeted an IS field headquarters near the city of Anadan in the province of Aleppo from which the terrorists coordinated their activities. There was an ammunition depot at the site, the ministry said. 

 

One more IS field post was destroyed near the city of al-Bab in Aleppo Province.

Russian air strikes resulted in elimination of the most part of ammunition, heavy vehicles and equipment

— ?????????? ?????? (@mod_russia)

We'll close with a quote from... well... from who else?

“[Western countries] say we are bombing false targets. On Sunday US air forces targeted a power station and a transformer in Aleppo. Why did they do it? Whom did they punish? What was the sense? That is unclear,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.