Russian military aircraft for the first time after the Islamic revolution of 1979 conducted flights over Syria airbase in Iran.
Long-range bomber Tu-22M3 tactical bomber su-34 took off from the airbase Hamedan in the West, Iran on Tuesday, and hit targets belonging to ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusra in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir-ez-Zor and Idlib.
Raids eliminated five major weapons caches, which are used to supply militants of ISIS near the city of Aleppo, as well as three militant command post and training camp in the cities of Sarakeb, al-Bab, Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor. It is assumed that was destroyed was also a significant number of fighters.
All aircraft of Russia returned safely to their home airfields after the successful "combat mission", the statement said.
Tehran and Moscow "are the strategic cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Syria and to share their objects and opportunities to achieve this goal," said Tuesday the Secretary of the Supreme national security Council Ali Shamkhani in an interview with the Islamic Republic (IRNA News).
The airstrikes, which caused Russia played a key role in the resolution of forces of the regime under President Bashar al-Assad to reclaim territory that was seized by the terrorist organization ISIS and other rebel groups.
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