Russia’s Tu-95MS strategic bombers carried out missile strikes on ISIS and the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda (now known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) in the provinces of Idlib and Deir Ezzor.
The bombers flew over the territory of Iran and Iraq and launched Kh-101 cruise missiles on terrorists destroying their “command posts, troop concentrations, and military equipment, as well as ammunition depots,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.
Konashenkov added that the targets were away from positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US Special Operations Forces in Syria.
On Monday, the SDF accused Russia on striking its positions. The Russian military rejected these claims.
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