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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  • Simon Gould

    Imagine these hoving into view – by the time the Yank proxies could indentify them, they’ll have dropped their load and be heading back to base.

  • Nigel Maund

    Russia has to counter every possible NATO move and effectively neutralise it to ensure that the dangerous NATO (read proxy army of the Zionist International Bankster Cabal) does not possess the confidence to launch a war and / or a first strike to knock out the key Russian military defence assets including radar and other sensory sites. These strategic bombers form a part of the counter strike force with land and naval based assets. A strong Russia means war is less likely to happen and a neutralisation of NATO forces buys time for the rotten western financial system to collapse as it will with huge social and economic consequences.

    • “a neutralisation of NATO forces buys time for the rotten western financial system to collapse as it will with huge social and economic consequences.”

      My view as well. Armchair generals afflicted with hollywooditis prefer all out war and dis the Russians for not acting so, but time is the great leveler of the anglozionist hegemon.

      • FlorianGeyer

        I agree.
        Instant gratification in real life war is rarely successful.

        All the hullabaloo of ‘Russia should attack Israel and the US immediately’ is rather fanciful Hollywood movie fantasy.

        Justice will be done to the US coalition when the time is right and every day that passes sees more irrational behaviour from the US that together with the general economic and political decline of the US will further fracture and weaken that nation.

  • Simon Abruzzo

    Sad that Russians ain’t using that Iranian air base.

    • Spectator

      It is better like that. Iran has not intrest to look too submissive . The rest of arabs would label it immediatly as a trator.

    • Valery Grigoryev

      Iran is too much self-enjoyed and arrogant. It is not necessaryly for Russia: Iranian help is limited and it’s not obligatory. We remember how Iran did reacted to once-a-moment Russian bombers landing at their Hamadan…

      • John Whitehot

        “We remember how Iran did reacted to once-a-moment Russian bombers landing at their Hamadan”
        what a joke. The bombers landing there was agreed in advance, it aint that russian bombers appeared at the base and asked permission to land without prior notice.

        in addition, the Russians don’t need that base, they made the demonstration along with Iran as a message to Israel not to try anything stupid against the Russian bases in Syria.

        • Valery Grigoryev

          It’s not a joke, John. They were invited, and their parking there was preliminary agreed. But one week later they were expelled. This is the sample of Persian ‘hospitality’ and reliability as an ally.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            iranians are also pigs

          • Icarus Tanović

            No, youre a slutt, you fuckingg swine!

          • Solomon Krupacek

            balcanian stinkard :)

          • Icarus Tanović

            Hey, you toilet cleaner in Pakistan, how are you? Stucked in choleric feces? How are things in your Zionistic home, named Swine – yard?
            Feeling comfortable, I can tell, by the smile on your face.

          • John Whitehot

            bullshit. they weren’t expelled, they went back according to the agreements they took with iran.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            no,no,no

          • Leon Auguste

            Sounds reasonable!

        • Icarus Tanović

          They are in Iran, man! And they are there to stay.

    • goingbrokes

      It’s not just the planes, you’d have to divert all arms and technical supplies, technicians and workshops there too. It would all cost money, and it would be feasible/necessary only if you have an intense bombing campaign going on requiring full loads every day. We haven’t see the T-22s for a while.

  • RichardD
  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    Look like Armenian air base..

    • Solomon Krupacek

      uncared