Russian strategic bombers hit with cruise missiles to the terrorists of the banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” (ISIS) in Syria. This is stated in the statement of the defense Ministry, which he entered in .
The blows were inflicted on the militants of the organization “Jabhat Fatah al-sham” (banned in Russia).
The bombers struck, flew over the waters of the Northern seas and the Eastern Atlantic, added to the defense Ministry. The aircraft took off from airfields in Russia flying 11 thousand km During the flight, they made two refueling. Strikes from the Mediterranean sea.
Strikes involved aircraft from the base Hamim and the su-33, which flew aboard the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”.
Objectives of the strikes have become the command and control of terrorists, weapons caches and ammunition. The strikes also targeted “gatherings of military equipment and plants for the production of weapons”.
That the Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 and T-95 are prepared for combat use, November 13, reported by TASS, citing a military-diplomatic source. According to him, the staff of the base was mounted on the aircraft cruise missiles.
On Tuesday, November 15, Russia was first used in combat to their carrier battle group. In particular, from the deck of “Admiral Kuznetsov” made UPS Russian fighters. Later, the defense Ministry said that aircraft cruiser killed at least 30 militants of the “Jabhat Fatah al-sham”.
On the afternoon of 17 November, the RT has posted a video strikes a su-33 which flew from the deck of the cruiser.
Video: RT Russian
Last time about involvement of the Russian strategic bombers to the air strikes in Syria, it was reported in November 2015. In particular, 17 November strategic missile carriers Tu-160 and Tu-95MS bombers launched cruise missiles 34. About the strikes, the Ministry of defense also reported on 20 November 2015. Then, a couple of Tu-160 took off from the airfield Reindeer flying in the air of 9.5 thousand kilometers, and struck with precision missiles from the area in the Mediterranean sea. The defense Ministry said that aircraft flew over the Barents and Norwegian seas and the North-Eastern part of the Atlantic ocean and the Strait of Gibraltar, reported “Interfax”.