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Six Russian Tu-22M3 bombers hit Islamic State facilities in northeast Syria

November 25, 18:56 UTC+3

The bombers had destroyed all the designated targets, "which was confirmed by special monitoring equipment," the Defense Ministry said

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Tu-22M3 strategic bomber

Tu-22M3 strategic bomber

© Russian Defense Ministry Press Office/TASS

MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Six Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers of the Russian Aerospace Force hit targets of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia) in northeast Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"On November 25, 2017 six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers delivered air strikes at facilities of the ISIS terrorist group (former name of Islamic State - TASS) in northeastern Syria," the ministry said.

According to the ministry, "taking off from an airfield in Russia, the planes hit strongholds and hardware of terrorists near the populated locality of Alishar."

The bombers had destroyed all the designated targets, "which was confirmed by special monitoring equipment," the Defense Ministry said.

The Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets based at the Khmeimim air base in Syria provided backing for the bombers in Syria’s airspace.

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