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Russian Warplanes Use Bunker Buster Bombs in Airstrikes in Syria

Sputnik News

13:25 03.11.2015(updated 15:30 03.11.2015)

The Russian Aerospace Forces used two BETAB-500 bunker buster bombs in Tuesday's airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, a spokesman for the Aerospace Forces in Syria said.

'Today, Russian strike aircraft used two BETAB-500 bunker buster bombs weighing 500 kilograms [over 1,000 pounds] each against ISIL targets [in Syria],' Col. Igor Klimov told journalists in Syria.

Klimov said the bombs were delivered by Russian Su-24 Fencer attack jets.

'BETAB-500 bombs are used to destroy extremely protected and fortified underground bunkers, they are not dropped on cities,' Klimov noted.

A wide range of missiles and bombs equipped with advanced guidance systems are currently being used by Russia in its air campaign against terrorists in Syria.

The concrete-piercing BETAB-500 bombs are equipped with a jet booster, which allows the bombs to completely destroy any underground installation.


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