Russia says air force made 59 sorties, hit 212 targets in Syria in past 24 hours

MOSCOW - Russia's air force made 59 sorties in Syria in the past 24 hours and hit 212 Islamic State targets in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Khaseke and Raqqa, Defence Ministry official Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies on Wednesday.