A Russian TU-160 strategic bomber in a file photo. Russia's Air Force said on Tuesday British and Norwegian air force jets are tracking Russian "Blackjack" bombers on exercises off the Atlantic coast, Interfax news agency reported. REUTERS/Viktor Korotaye
MOSCOW - 5 December 2017: Six Russian long-range bombers struck Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, Russian news agencies quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday.
The TU-22M3 bombers took off from a base in Russia, flew to Syria and bombed IS targets as well as weapons and ammunitions depots, they said. It was unclear when the bombing run was carried out.