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Russian Tu-22M3, Su-34 Conduct Group Strike on Daesh in Syria From Iran, Russia

Sputnik News

14:30 18.08.2016(updated 15:56 18.08.2016)

Russian Tu-22M3 and Su-34 bombers carried out group strikes on Daesh targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor from airfields in Russia and Iran, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian Aerospace Forces' aircraft destroyed 5 large Daesh ammunition and fuel depots, 6 command centers, a number of militants, artillery positions and military equipment in the Deir ez-Zor province, the ministry said.

"On August 18, 2016, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft that took off from bases in Russia and Iran conducted a group strike on Daesh targets in the Deir ez-Zor province."

Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters deployed to the Hmeymim airbase in Syria provided air cover for the bombers.

"The air cover was provided by Su-30SM and Su-35S aircraft based at the Hmeymim airfield [Syria]. All Russian aircraft returned to the bases after the successful combat operation," the ministry said.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters in Iran and these aircraft have been used to carried out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.


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