VIDEO: Russia Says Iran-Based Bombers Attack ISIS in Syria’s Aleppo, Idlib, Deir ez-Zor

Tue Aug 16, 2016 16:49:45

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday (August 16, 2016) that long-range Russian TU-22M3 bombers based in Iran struck a number of targets inside Syria.

According to the ministry, the strikes were performed against Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) and Nusra Front targets in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir ez-Zor provinces.

Russia’s state-backed Rossiya 24 channel reported earlier on Tuesday that the Kremlin had deployed Tupolev-22 bombers at an air base near the Iranian city of Hamadan to carry out air strikes against militants in Syria.

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