Russian long-range bombers Tu-22M3 and frontline bombers su-34 struck a group attack on the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria, taking off from airbases in Russia and in Iran. This was announced by Russian defense Ministry, reports TASS.
The strike occurred in the province of Deir ez-Zor. As a result, it was destroyed five large warehouses with weapons, ammunition and fuels and lubricants, said the Ministry of defense. Defeated six command centers, destroyed more fighters, artillery positions and armored vehicles of terrorists.
The su-30SM and su-35S based at the airfield Hamim in Syria, carried out fighter air cover of bombers. All the planes after the mission, returned to the airfield, said the defense Ministry.
On 16 August it became known that the Russian bombers arrived at the base Hamadan in Iran for applying the air strike on the position of the militants in Syria. On the same day they first attacked the “Islamic state” and other banned in Russia organization “al-Nusra Front” in Syria. The positions of LIH was made a second airstrike this air base.
The official representative of US state Department mark Toner on August 16 said that Russia’s use of Iranian bases may be contrary to the resolutions of the UN security Council. We are talking about a resolution, No. 2231, which regulates implementation of nuclear deal the international community with Iran.
In Moscow declare that the violations document no. In particular, this was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “In this case, neither the delivery nor sale or transfer of military aircraft to Iran did not happen,” — he said, adding that the supply, sale or transfer of aircraft and prohibits the state Department mentioned resolution.
In the past week – 8, 11 and 14 August — Russian long-range aviation, taking off from a Russian airfield, struck three blows on ISIS positions in Syria.