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Russian Su-34 Strike Fighters Combat ISIL in Syria

Sputnik News

19:43 01.10.2015(updated 19:45 01.10.2015)

The advanced aircraft are delivering airstrikes against the terrorists' positions in Syria.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Su-34 Fullback advanced attack planes are taking part in airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday.

'Russian Su-34 multipurpose attack planes have just returned to the Khmeimi air base [near Lattakia] after carrying out a combat mission,' spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

Konashenkov added that Russian Su-24M and Su-25 jets carried out on Thursday a total of eight airstrikes on five ISIL targets in Syria.

According to Konashenkov, the airstrikes destroyed an ISIL command post in the Idlib province.


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