Russian bombers crush fuel depots and command centers of DAESH in Deir Ezzor

Friday, 19 August, 2016 - 11:45

Russian Defense Ministry affirmed the destruction of munitions and fuel depots and command centers for ISIS in Syria in airstrikes that carried out by Russian long-range bombers that took off from airbases in Russia and Iran.

In a statement published on its website, the Ministry said Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 tactical bombers took off from airbases on the territories of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran and carried out a group air strike on objects of the ISIS terrorist organization in the province of Deir Ezzor.

The ministry added that as a result of the strikes, 5 large depots with armament, munitions and fuel, 6 control centers, artillery positions and armored hardware of terrorists were destroyed and a large number of terrorists were killed.

The statement noted that Su-30SM and Su-35S aircrafts took off from the Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia and covered the long-range bombers, adding that all Russian aircrafts have returned to the airfield after accomplishing the combat task successfully.

More Background from Katehon:

The Tu-22M3 is designed to destroy large enemy military-industrial targets, centers of command and control, and communications, destroy buildings (including magazines) and units deep behind enemy lines. This aircraft can also effectively conduct aerial reconnaissance and engage in electronic warfare. The Tu22M3 is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons. The maximum carry load is 24,000 kg.

Moreover, if Russia finds it necessary in a wartime situation, in agreement with Iran, can place better weapons at the air base in Iran, for example, the strategic missile carriers Tu-160, which are armed with atomic bombs and missiles with nuclear warheads. The combat radius of this aircraft is 7500 km.