Russian Bombers Destroy Over 100 ISIS Terrorists

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Damascus: Russian Su-34 tactical bombers have delivered airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday for a second day in a row, taking off from Hamadan Airbase in western Iran. The assault eliminated at least 150 extremists in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor province, the MoD reports.

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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The first Russian assault from Hamadan Airfield was delivered against terrorist installations in Syria on Tuesday, July 16. Six long-range Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and a group of Su-34 tactical bombers took off from Hamadan to attack IS and Al-Nusra Front facilities in Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib provinces.

The bombers were also covered by Su-30sm and Su-35s fighter jets basing at Khmeimim.