Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in AsiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 9:11
US calls for release of detained participants in unsanctioned rallies across RussiaWorld March 27, 6:37
Russia conducts six humanitarian operations in Syria in 24 hoursSociety & Culture March 27, 6:34
Talks on banning nuclear weapons begin in UN without Russia, USWorld March 27, 6:28
Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia — premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia — Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. The long-range Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers of the Russian Aerospace Force have delivered new airstrikes on the facilities of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, outlawed in Russia) in Syria’s districts east of Palmyra, as well as in the Homs province, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.
"This morning, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers that took off from their base airfields in the Russian Federation, delivered a second massive strike on the newly detected IS facilities in the areas east of Palmyra, as well as in Es Sukhne, Arak and the T-3 oil pumping station in the province of Homs," the ministry said in report received by TASS.
The ministry added that the airstrikes have destroyed "a command post, a field camp of IS militants, two petroleum processing plants, many fighters and military equipment of the enemy."
"Since July 12, the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Force have delivered more than 50 airstrikes on the IS manpower and equipment," the ministry added.
Having completed the mission, all the planes safely returned to their airfields. The Defense Ministry said that the international coalition representatives had been notified in advance of the time of the airstrikes and the aviation passage corridors.
The previous strike was delivered by Russia’s Tu-22M3 bombers on militant facilities in Syria on July 12. The planes, which took off from the home airfield on the territory of the Russian Federation, delivered a combined strike with high-explosive ammunition at IS facilities, destroying a large field camp of militants, three ammunition and armaments depots, three tanks, four infantry combat vehicles, eight vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns, as well as "a great amount of enemy manpower". "All aircraft safely returned and landed at their airfields," the ministry said in a statement then.