Long-range bombers flying from Russia destroy major ISIS camp in central Syria
|Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bomber.|
All aircraft have successfully returned to home base, the ministry said in a statement.
The US-led international antiterrorist coalition was notified of the airstrikes in advance, the ministry says.
“The strike resulted in the destruction of a large militant field camp, three depots of arms and munitions, three tanks, four infantry combat vehicles and eight vehicles fitted with heavy machine guns, also neutralizing a large number of enemy fighters,” the statement says.
and from Sputnik News:
Russian Tu-22M3 Bombers Destroy Daesh Camp, Tanks & Militants in Syria
Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic long-range bombers hit Daesh’ high-explosive munitions near Syria’s Palmyra, As Sukhnah, Arak, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
Among the targets identified and confirmed through intelligence channels in recent days, the ministry said a large IS field camp, three arms depots, three tanks and a large number of militants have been destroyed in the attack.
All bombers returned safely to airfields after striking Daesh targets in Syria.
“All planes returned safely and landed in their airfields. In order to ensure flight safety, representatives of the [US-led] international coalition have been notified of the attacks in advance,” the ministry underscored.
The representatives of the US-led international coalition have been notified in advance about the Russian airstrikes and the flight corridors of long-range Russian bombers.
Syria has been suffering from the fighting between government forces and opposition, as well as extremist groups.
The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27. The al-Nusra Front and Daesh terrorist groups, which are outlawed in Russia, are not part of the ceasefire deal.