On Jan. 23, six Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 long-range bombers launched airstrikes on Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh targets in Syrian city of Dei ez-Zor.
The bombers took off from an airfield in Russia and flew over territory of Iraq and Iran. Over Syrian territory, air cover was provided by Sukhoi Su-30SM and Su-35S jets from Hmeymin airbase.
The Russian Ministry of Defence says Daesh’s command posts, arms and ammunition depots were destroyed during the airstrikes.
Video provided by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.