Six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Forces on Tuesday morning used high-explosive ammunition to hit terrorist facilities in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement obtained by TASS.


“In the morning of July 12, six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers, which took off from the home airfield on the territory of the Russian Federation, delivered a combined strike with high-explosive ammunition at facilities of the ISIL terrorist group (former name of the Islamic State terrorist organization) east of Palmyra and As-Suhnah,” the statement said.


The ministry said a large field camp of militants, three ammunition and armaments depots, three tanks, four infantry combat vehicles, eight vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns, as well as “a great amount of enemy manpower” were destroyed.