MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Russian Tu-22M3 long-haul bombers delivered an airstrike on terrorists’ targets on the western bank of the Euphrates in Syria to destroy their command posts and manpower, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday.
"Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, which took off from an airfield in Russia, delivered an airstrike on Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) targets on the western bank of the Euphrates near the settlement of Abbas (the province of Deir ez-Zor)," the ministry said, adding that unmanned aerial vehicles recorded the results of the bombing.
"Su-30SM fighter jets based at the Khmeimim airdrome provided backing for the bombers in Syria’s airspace. All Russian aircraft returned to their home bases when the mission was completed," the ministry added.