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The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists’ positions.

Six Tu-22M3 strategic bombers, with air cover provided by Su-30 fighters, were on a mission in eastern Syria close to Iraq’s border on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The Russian bombers targeted IS strongholds in an area near Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province. A number of terrorists were killed, while their armored vehicles and other weapons were destroyed, the Russian military announced

The elimination of all assigned targets has been confirmed through data recorders and with the help of special technical means,” the ministry said in its statement. Upon completing the mission, all Russian jets returned to their bases, it added.

The long-range bombers have been carrying…

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