Russia deployed six long-range supersonic Tupolev Tu-22M3 bombers from Russian territory to strike Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) targets in the Syrian governorate of Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Saturday.
The bombers hit militant base camps, weapon stockpiles, and armored vehicles, the report said.
Russian fighter jets scrambled from the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, providing air cover for the bombing sortie, it added.
The report comes amid intensive fighting in Deir ez-Zor between government forces and IS, which apparently seeks to capture the provincial capital.
Earlier today we receive reports that US Military also bombed Al-Qaeda training camps in Syria’s Idlib province.
More than 100 Al-Qaeda militants have been killed after US aircraft targeted a militant training base in Syria’s Idlib province, the Pentagon has said.
The “precision airstrike” on the Shaykh Sulayman training camp was conducted by manned and unmanned American aircraft, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis announced on Friday. A B-52 bomber and unmanned aircraft dropped 14 munitions on the camp, an anonymous US official told Reuters.
“The removal of this training camp disrupts training operations and discourages hardline Islamist and Syrian opposition groups from joining or cooperating with Al-Qaeda on the battlefield,” Davis said.
Seems that the real fight again ISIS started minutes after Obama left Office. Coincidence?
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