6 Russian Tu-22M3 Strategic Bombers Attack ISIS Positions in Syria

6 Russian Tu-22M3 Strategic Bombers Attack ISIS Positions in Syria
Thu Jul 21, 2016 19:56:44

Six Russian Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers struck ISIS targets in Syria’s Palmyra, Arak, As Sukhnah and At Tawbah, the Russian Defense Ministry stated on Thursday.

"In July 21, six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers conducted airstrikes on intelligence-verified ISIS targets East of Palmyra, in the cities of Arak, As Sukhnah and At Tawbah. The targets included posts, militants gatherings and terrorists' equipment," the statement read, Sputnik reported.

As a result of the airstrikes, two terrorists' command centers, troops and camouflaged military equipment were destroyed.

Boosting reconnaissance, especially from space, allowed detecting new targets for airstrikes against the objects of the ISIS militant group, in Syria the Russian Defense Ministry stated.

"To improve the efficiency of the disclosure of terrorist group targets and the accuracy of determining their origin, reconnaissance was intensified in the area, including space-based reconnaissance. Due to intensified intelligence, new terrorist targets were detected and destroyed," the statement read.

According to the statement, the aircraft returned safely to airfields after carrying out airstrikes.

The US-led international coalition was notified in advance of Russian Tu-22M3 strategic long-range bombers' attack on ISIS targets, the statement added.

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