Russian Long-range Bombers Hit ISIS Targets in Deir-ez-Zor

Kremlin claims supersonic bombers destroyed Islamic State command posts and arms caches after taking off from airfields in Russia, SANA reports

Russian long-range bombers delivered massive strikes against Islamic State group targets in the eastern province of Deir-ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to the Ministry’s statement on Wednesday, six Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers, named Backfire-C by NATO, took off from airfields in Russia and flew over Iran and Iraq on the way to complete its mission in Syria.

The bombers struck two ISIS command posts, including ammunition, arms and military hardware depots, the statement said, adding that they all were destroyed.

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