Russian air force makes 36 sorties, hits 49 targets in Syria

by Reuters
Saturday, 17 October 2015 12:17 GMT

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Russia's air force has made 36 sorties, hitting 49 Islamic State targets in Syria in the last 24 hours, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The targets were hit in Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo regions, it said. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jane Merriman)