Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers have flown over the territory of Iran and Iraq and carried out a massive strike on ISIS positions near Syria’s town of al-Bukamal, the Russian Defense Ministry said on November 1.
“Militant outposts, ammunition and weaponry stockpiles were the targets of the strikes. The objective control systems registered hits on all the designated targets,” RT quoted the defense ministry statement.
Su-30SM fighters deployed at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia provided cover to the Tu-22M3 bombers.
On October 31, Russia’s Veliky Novgorod attack submarine launched a cruise missile strike on ISIS in the same area. The strike destroyed few ISIS fortified command points and a large weapons depot.
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