Russian Tu-22M3 Strategic Bombers Annihilate Daesh Targets in Deir ez-Zor

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Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers attacked Daesh terrorists in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

"On January 21, 2017, six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers took off in Russia and delivered a group air attack against Daesh targets in the Deir ez-Zor province… Intelligence data confirms that the targets were successfully hit," it reads.

The airstrikes struck terrorist camps, ammunition depots, as well as militants and vehicles.

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The bombers were covered by Su-30SM and Su-35S fighter jets which had taken off from the Hmeymim airbase.

After accomplishing the combat mission, all Russian planes returned to their bases.

Moscow has been conducting a military operation against terrorists in Syria at President Bashar Assad's request since September 30, 2015.

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