Russia made 121 air sorties on Dec 28-29, hit 424 targets in Syria: defense ministry

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Posted: Dec 30, 2015 6:54 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's air force made 121 sorties and hit 424 targets in Syria during December 28-29, Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday.

The ministry said that the strikes had occurred in Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor provinces.

The targets included a building in the outskirts of Raqqa, which was destroyed following a direct hit by an Su-34 bomber, following a tip-off that it was being used for a meeting of Islamic State field commanders, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova, writing by Jason Bush)