BINTANGNEWS.com – A group of Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers have launched airstrikes against the positions of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s eastern province of Dayral-Zawr, where the country's forces are making territorial gains against the terrorists.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced in a statement that six bombers took off from a base in Russia, flew over the territory of Iran and Iraq, and launched a massive aerial assault against designated terrorist targets near the eastern Syrian city of Bukamal on the border with Iraq.
The statement added that the supersonic, long-range strategic and maritime strike bombers were covered by Sukhoi Su-30SM twin-engine, supermaneuverable fighter aircraft deployed to Hmeimim air base southeast of Syria’s western port city of Latakia.
It further noted that Russian reconnaissance means have confirmed the destruction of terrorists' fortified areas, arms and ammunition depots in the airstrikes.***
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