For the second day in a row, Russian long-range bombers delivered airstrikes in Syria taking off from the Hamadan Airbase in Iran.
According to the MoD, the assault by Su-34 tactical bombers eliminated at least 150 extremists in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor province.
Russia used the Iranian air base to bomb terrorists for first time on Tuesday, August 16 when six long-range Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and a group of Su-34 tactical bombers took off from Hamadan to attack ISIS and Al-Nusra Front facilities in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib provinces.
A deployment of Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name Fullback) strike fighters with full bomb payloads attacked and destroyed installations of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the neighborhood of the city Deir-ez-Zor.
They were covered by Su-35s fighter jets which took off from Russia’s Khmeimim Airbase in Syria.
The warplanes used fragmentation demolition OFAB-500 air bombs to eliminate two command posts and two large terrorist field training camps.
“Over 150 militants have been eliminated, among them foreign mercenaries,” the ministry said in a press statement.
All Russian military aircraft have successfully returned to airfields in Iran and Syria.
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