Russian long-range bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria

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Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 06:28 GMT

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

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.

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