Here’s an interactive map of all the Russian airstrikes in Syria

Oct 02 2015 - 7 Comments

The Russian contingent has launched its airstrikes in Syria. And this interactive map shows them all.

On Sept. 30, the Russian Air Force launched its first airstrikes in Syria (with controversial results).

Since then, the RuAF contingent has launched more raids, some of those conducted by the six Su-34 Fullback bombers, the most advanced tactical jets in the Russian inventory, deployed to Latakia just a couple of days before they were used for the first time in combat.

The following interactive map by @Radicalenzyme shows the location of all the known attacks so far.

As the RuAF Su-24s, Su-25s and Su-34s deliver their unguided and guided munitions on ISIS (and, according to some reports, Free Syrian Army) targets there is some concern that the lack of coordination with the US-led coalition may cause some trouble sooner or later.

Considered the number of sorties launched by the coalition (from 1 to 6, according to the daily reports by U.S. CENTCOM) the risk of mid-air between Russians and U.S. planes is still quite low. Beginning on Oct. 2, Su-30SMs have appeared next to the attacking Russian planes: they are equipped with good air-to-air radars, useful to have an idea of the “picture.”

According one of our sources with deep knowledge of Operation Inherent Resolve, who wishes to remain anonymous “with a growing presence of Sukhois across Syria and little notification, we can’t completely rule out that different packages will one day come a bit too close each other. Can you imagine what happens the first time an escort plane supporting a strike package starts tracking a Russian plane, or vice versa? The best solution is to divide the Syrian airspace into different areas and assign them to the different parties.”    

  • Marco

    Everyone there should just cool down. The IS (or any rebel group) has no flying ability… just leave the AAMs at the base.
    I really hope to see air to ground action by the Su-30’s.

  • Lawrence D. Wood

    More power to the Russians.
    They need to get experience in other places than Chechnya.
    If Assad stays in power, at least the Israelis could keep the lid on.
    With ISIL, no, too extreme, too radical.
    If Russians troops go into ground combat, Syria should be free of the infestation of ISIL for awhile.
    Better Russians than Americans.
    Time we let someone else bleed.

  • Pepe Le Cox

    The picture of the SU-30SM could be taken anywhere, no one have a clue if there is Syrias skies or in Mozdok airbase, come on!!!! And the SU-30 is a multirole aircraft, they can launch A/G strikes too.

  • Jan Schmidt

    the “star” of russian air strikes is the Su-34…

    from 1:10 (cockpit view)

    more info

    there is no reformer and democratic opposition to assad in syria anymore. they left with the refugees. all that remain are islamists, from allegedly “moderate” to al-nusra who gave their US-supplied weapons to ISIL. wake up and see reality: the air strikes of the “divided coaltions” of USA, Turkey, NATO and the “salafistic-wahabistic-sunni” backers of ISIS (saudi, kuwaiti, katar, omani and other arab individuals and organisations) only strengthen ISIS. russia will roll back the failures of the past, targeting vital military targets and disrupting ISIS so syria and iraq in cooperation with the kurds can regain their lands.

  • enicar666

    “The best solution is to divide the Syrian airspace into different areas and assign them to the different parties.”

    Not really – the best solution is for the Americans to go home – and stop supporting their moderate Terrorists who have destroyed any hope for stability in the Middle East.

    Any word yet on the C-130 which the Taliban claims to have downed at the Jalalabad Airport, and what about that American strike on an Afghanistan Hospital?

    “As the Executive Director, of Doctors without Borders Jason Cone tweeted, “all parties 2 conflict, including in Kabul & Washington, were clearly informed of precise GPS Coordinates of @MSF facilities in Kunduz” and that the “precise location of @MSF Kunduz hospital communicated to all parties on multiple occasions over past months, including on 9/29.” Worse, as Cone adds, the US bombing raid “continued for >30 minutes after American & Afghan military officials in Kabul & Washington first informed of proximity to hospital.” Not only was the US bombardment uncalled for, but it continued long after supervisors were made aware they should call it off.”

  • johnd

    Please provide such a nice map for coalition operations.
    John Deere to oblige.

  • Mark Jhorr

    will be awesome if they send a couple of TU-160 to do some heavy pounding of the area. This war needs to be brought to an end DECISIVELY.