21 Feb 2024
Tuesday 16 August 2016 - 13:17
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Russian bombers hit major Daesh arms depots in Syria after entering from Iran

Five major arms depots destroyed by Russia's Tu-22M3 and Su-34 were used to supply Daesh militants near Aleppo, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russia's Ministry ofDefense confirmed Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters inIran and these have already carried outairstrikes againstterrorists inSyria.

"On August 16, 2016, Tu-23M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 bombers, having taken offfrom their base inHamadan [Islamic Republic ofIran], carried outgroup airstrikes againsttargets belonging toIslamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups inthe provinces ofAleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib," the ministry said ina statement.

Russian bombers also destroyed three militant command points and training camps inSyria's Serakab, Al-Bab, Aleppo and Deir Ez-Zor, killing "a significant number" ofmilitants, according tothe ministry.

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