Russian long-range bombers destroy ISIS targets in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Moscow, Russian long-range bombers have destroyed two Islamic State command centers, along with weapons and ammunition depots in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province – the latest in a series of strikes against the jihadists in the area, the Russian Defense Ministry has announced.

“On January 30, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces took off from an airfield located in the territory of the Russian Federation, flew over territories of Iraq and Iran, and carried out an airstrike on ISIS terrorists’ targets in the Deir ez-Zor province of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The precision strikes targeted and destroyed two Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) command centers, weapons and ammunition depots in addition to jihadist manpower, according to the statement. Sukhoi-30SM and Sukhoi-35S fighter jets from the Khmeimim air base provided protection for the Russian bombers.

Source- Russia Today (RT)

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