Fire and Fury: Russian Strategic Bombers Strike ISIS Near al-Bukamal For Second Day In Row

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Fire and Fury: Russian Strategic Bombers Strike ISIS Near al-Bukamal For Second Day In Row

FILE IMAGE: Tu-22M3 strategic bomber

For the second day in a row, Russian strategic bombers struck ISIS positions near the Syrian city of al-Bukamal.

Six Tu-22M3 bombers delivered a massive strike on ISIS arms and ammunition depots, command posts and fortified areas near the city, the Russian Defense Ministry said on November 2.

The Tu-22M3 strategic bombers delivered the previous strike on ISIS on November 1. According the defense ministry, that strike destroyed ISIS outposts, ammunition and weaponry stockpiles in the area.

The Syrian Arab Army and its allies, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, are currently advancing on al-Bukamal from the southeastern direction. Government forces are deployed in about 45km from the ISIS-held city.

Fire and Fury: Russian Strategic Bombers Strike ISIS Near al-Bukamal For Second Day In Row

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In 2016, SouthFront released a video about the role of the Tu-22M bombers in the conflict:

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