Russian Tu-22M3 Strategic Bombers Annihilate Daesh Targets in Deir ez-Zor

Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire strategic bombers

 

Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers attacked Daesh terrorists in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“On January 21, 2017, six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers took off in Russia and delivered a group air attack against Daesh targets in the Deir ez-Zor province… Intelligence data confirms that the targets were successfully hit,” it reads.

The airstrikes struck terrorist camps, ammunition depots, as well as militants and vehicles.

The bombers were covered by Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets which had taken off from the Hmeymim airbase.After accomplishing the combat mission, all Russian planes returned to their bases.

Moscow has been conducting a military operation against terrorists in Syria at President Bashar Assad’s request since September 30, 2015.

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