Russian Tu-22m3 Bombers Strike Daesh Near Deir ez-Zor, Syria

According to Defense Ministry, Russian bombers destroyed 6 big depots, 2 tanks, 4 infantry combat vehicles and 2 command posts of Daesh in Syria.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Six Russian Tu-22M3 bombers carried out airstrikes on Daesh positions near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor on Sunday, Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

​”On August 14, 2016, six long-range bombers Tu-22M3 took off from an airport of location at the territory of the Russian Federation, carried out a concentrated airstrike with high-explosive fragmentation weapons on the facilities of the Daesh terror group southwest, east and northeast of the city of Deir ez-Zor,” the statement said.

​The statement also said that the airstrikes destroyed two command posts, six big ammunition depots, two tanks and four infantry combat vehicles, seven all-terrain vehicles with heavy guns, as well as killed many terrorists.

The bombers successfully returned to the airport of location in Russia after fulfilling the tasks.

Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups.