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    November 17, 2015

    Shoigu: "TU-22M3 has bombed ISIS in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor"

    Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

    17th November, 2015


    RIA




    Between 9 am to 9:40 am, strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-MS made 34 launches of cruise missiles from the air targeting ISIS terrorists, said Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.


    Russian bombers Tu-22M3 attacked the "Islamic state" in the Syrian provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, said the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. "Today from 5:00 to 5:30 a.m. Moscow time, 12 long-range bombers, Tu-22M3, inflicted strikes on targets of the terrorist organization ISIL in Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor," — said Shoigu.


    According to him, between 9 am to 9:40, strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-MS made 34 launches of cruise missiles from the air targeting on known terrorist targets. "All strikes are planned in considerable advance”, — said Shoigu.


    From September 30, at the request of President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began to apply airstrikes against the "Islamic state" and “Jabhat al-Nusra" in Syria. During this time, aerospace forces committed approximately 1.9 thousand sorties, destroying several hundred fighters and about 2.7 thousand objects of terrorists. In addition, 26 cruise missiles were released ships of the Caspian flotilla, which successfully defeated the objects of the terrorists.


    [O.R: As a bonus, enjoy this clip of a cruise missile flying over Latakia on the 17th November heading to Raqqa]

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    MoD video of the bombs being dropped:




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