Long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with air-based cruise missiles at the ISIS terrorist objects within the air operation
In accordance to the task assigned by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces concerning enhancing combat operations of the aviation in the Syrian Arab Republic, crews of Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out strikes with air-based cruise missiles at the ISIS terrorist objects within the air operation.
Today, from 5.00 through 5.30 a.m. (UTC +03.00), twelve Tu-22M3 long-range bombers carried out strikes at the ISIS terrorist facilities in Raqqah and Deir-ez-Zor provinces.
From 9.00 through 9.40, Tu-160 and Tu-95MS launched 34 air-based cruise missiles at terrorist objects located in Aleppo and Idlib.
All strikes are performed against the targets, which had been registered in advance.
In total, in the course of the first day of the air operation, 127 combat sorties engaging 206 terrorist facilities have been planned. By now, the Russian aviation have performed 82 combat sorties and engaged 140 objects of illegal armed groups. The operation is being continued. Subsequent massive airstrikes will be carried out in accordance to the air operation plan.
The number of combat sorties carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces is increased in two times. That allows performing crushing and pinpoint strikes against the ISIS militants all over the territory of Syria.