The defense Ministry released a video of Long-range aviation strikes on terrorists in Syria

The defense Ministry released a video of Long-range aviation strikes on terrorists in Syria

MOSCOW, November 17. The Russian defense Ministry has published on its website the video of massive air strikes with cruise missiles and bombs against the “Islamic state” Long range aircraft of the aerospace defence forces of Russia.

“All strikes are to explored in advance order”, – said the press service of the defense Ministry posted under the video.

Blows Long-range aviation

Earlier, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that from November 17 to the operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria to combat is prohibited in Russia as terrorist organizations involved Distant aircraft, in particular, the Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3.

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“In the destruction of the gangs, along with tactical aircraft operating from the airfield Hamim, further from Russian territory brought the Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 Long-range aviation,” – said Shoigu.

“Today from 5:00 to 5:30 am UTC + 12 long-range bombers Tu-22 blows to objects of the terrorist organization ISIL in raqqa, from 9:00 to 9:40 strategic Tu-160 and Tu-95MS conducted 34 launches of cruise missiles of air basing on targets of militants in the provinces of Idlib and Allepo. Just the first day of a planned 127 sorties for the objects 206 to terrorists. Currently made 82 sorties, during which destroyed 140 of the gangs. The operation continues”, – he said.

The Minister noted that the subsequent massive air strikes will be applied in accordance with the reported plan of operation. “Enough forces and means”, – said Shoigu.


The Russian military launched operation against the militants “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group originally was comprised of more than 50 aircraft, including the su-34 and su-24M, su-25, su-30CM, Mi-8 and Mi-24. Also in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, which struck at targets of terrorists cruise missiles of sea basing “the Caliber of NC” from the Caspian sea. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.