Russia’s long-range bombers Tupolev-22M3 and frontline bombers Sukhoi-34 have dealt another strike against Islamic State targets in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province from bases in Russia and Iran, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"On Aug. 18, 2016 long-range bombers Tupolev-22M3 and frontline bombers Sukhoi-34 took off from bases in Russia and Iran to deal a massive strike against the facilities of the Islamic State group (outlawed in Russia) in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province," the Defense Ministry said in a news release.
The planes eliminated five large warehouses containing weapons, ammunition and lubricants.
"Six command centers were hit and a large amount of artillery positions, armored vehicles and manpower was destroyed," the Defense Ministry said.
Sukhoi-30SM and Sukhoi-35S based at Hmeymim, in Syria, provided protection.
"All Russian planes coped with their tasks and returned to base," the Defense Ministry said.
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