The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that Syrian aircrafts provided Russian bombers with air cover during sorties against ISIL terrorist organization in Syria, SANA reported.
The ministry said in a statement on its website that crews of Su-25 aircrafts from the Russian Air Force and MiG-29 planes of the Syrian Air Force carried out a joint military mission over Syria.
The ministry added that MiG-29 provided air cover to the Russian bombers that were carrying out raids against positions of ISIL terrorist organization in Syria.
The ministry explained that the Syrian fighter jets took off from the base’s airport and met in the selected area with the Russian bombers which took off from Hmeimeem airport, noting that the Syrian fighter jets accompanied and covered the Russian bombers during the flight, the strikes and returning.
Since September 30th the Russian air force carried out sorties according to the agreement between Syria and Russia to counter Takfiri terrorism and the elimination of ISIL terrorist organization.