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    February 18, 2017

    Russian Bombers Strike ISIS With Cruise Missiles in Raqqa, Syria

    February 18th, 2017 - Fort Russ News
    - Al Mayadeen - translated by Samer Hussein -






    In a statement published on Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry announced that the bombers "Tu-95 MS" delivered directed blows against ISIS positions in Raqqa province, after taking off from the Russian territory and flying over Iran and Iraq. The bombers destroyed the training grounds and camps belonging to the terrorist group ISIS. According to the statement, all targets were successfully destroyed.


    The mission was supported by Su-30 SM" and "Su-35 S", the two Russian fighter jets stationed at Humaimam base. The jets provided the aerial coverage.
    After their mission was successfully accomplished in Syria, the bombers returned to their bases.

    In the meantime, the Syrian Army was able to successfully expand its operations in the Eastern side of the Homs province. According to the military source provided to SANA, the army also restored the security to the village of Al Kilabiyah.

    The Syrian Army and its allies also made advancements towards Palmyra as they have moved closer for about 2km.

    Earlier on Saturday, ISIS began to pump large quantities of water from Euphrates river through Al Babira station located in the eastern part of Aleppo province in order to cause flooding in the villages and destroy utility stations and agricultural areas in the countryside of the Aleppo province's eastern regions.
    The Aleppian municipal authorities have already sent out a team of experts who will work on redirecting the flooding waters.

    In Aleppo province the Turkish armed forces are continuing their incursions. The latest Turkish shelling in the eastern parts of Aleppo city resulted in 4 civilian deaths, bringing the death toll to about 50 in the past 4 days of the Turkish operations.

    Since September 2015, the Russian armed forces are successfully destroying ISIS targets in Syria. The Russian counter-terrorist activities are coordinated with the government of Syria.







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