Russian Tu-95MS bombers fired cruise missiles in Syria

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Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers have carried out strikes on the most important Daesh and Al Nusra Front facilities in several Syrian provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to the report of Russian Defense Ministry, the Tu-95MS bombers fired cruise missiles at objects of international terrorist groupings in Syria.

The aircraft scrambled from the Engels airfield and flew over territories of Iran and Iraq.

“The sudden strikes destroyed a number of terrorist command posts, troop concentrations, and military equipment, as well as ammunition depots,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

The objective monitoring data has confirmed elimination of all assigned targets.

Su-30 and Su-35 fighters were covering the Tu-95MS bombers.

The strategic bombers successfully flew about 7,000 kilometers. They were in-flight refueled by Il-78 tanker aircraft.

The missile strikes were carried out against the ISIS objects in order to support offensive of the Syrian Arab Army to eliminate the last terrorists’ bridgehead.

It is to be stressed that all the targets were located out of settlements and in a safe distance from strongholds of the US SOF and Syrian Democratic Forces in the ISIS-controlled territories.

Latest air photos of Deir ez-Zor area demonstrate these objects.

In order to ensure security of the American troops and Kurdish formations, the Russian party will not specify locations of these strongholds.

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