Six long-range bombers Tu-22M3 group struck an airstrike on the control points, warehouses with weapons and ammunition of militants “Islamic state” (declared a terrorist organization and banned in Russia, ISIL) operating in the area of the settlement of Deir ez-Zor. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the press service of the defense Ministry.
According to the Agency, fighter aviation cover of soaring in the Russian bombers carried out the su-30SM and su-35C from the airport Hamim. After successful completion of the task, the bombers returned to Russia.
On January 21 it was also reported that six long-range bombers Tu-22M3, caused an air strike on the ISIL terrorists in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
As previously stated the head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy, combat aircraft, Russia helping Syrian government forces to repel the attack of militants near Deir ez-Zor. He then said that if the city is taken by ISIS, “the population of Deir-ez-Zor can be completely consumed.”
In late December, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the proposal of the Minister of defense Sergei Shoigu to reduce the grouping of the Russian armed forces in Syria. The President then stressed that Russia will continue to support the Syrian authorities in the fight against terrorism. January 6, the Ministry of defense reported that they had begun cutting groups. The conflict left the ships of the carrier battle group of the Northern fleet headed by the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”.
Supersonic long-range missile-bomber Tu-22MZ prednaznachen to engage sea and land targets at a distance of 2200 km from the airfield. These aircraft were used in combat operations in Afghanistan, as well as limited was used in counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus. Bomber Tu-22MZ can apply more than 10 variations of weapons.