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    November 17, 2015

    Russia doubles number of air strikes against ISIS, involves all aviation capabilities


    November 17, 2015

    TASS

    Translated by Kristina Rus



    Russia involved strategic and long-range bombers in the attacks on "Islamic state" in Syria, reported the head of the Defense Ministry, Sergei Shoigu to President Vladimir Putin


    Russian aviation doubled the number of strikes on targets of the "Islamic state" in Syria, this allowed to cover all the objects of terrorists in this country. This was reported by the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to President Vladimir Putin.

    "As part of the air operation a massive air raid on ISIS facilities is underway in Syria. The number of sorties has been doubled, allowing to deliver powerful, accurate strikes on ISIS targets on the entire territory of Syria," - said the Minister.

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    "To execute tasks all types of aviation strike units available for long-range aviation have been involved: strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95MS and long-range bombers Tu-22M3. The crews of strategic bombers execute the task of striking the targets in strict accordance with the first massive air raid plan," - said commander of longe-range aviation of Russian Federation,  Anatoly Zhiharev.
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