Russia’s Sukhoi-34 planes took off from an airdrome in Iran on Wednesday to hit Islamic State facilities in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province and eliminate more than 150 militants, the Russian Defense Ministry has told the media.
“Russia’s Sukhoi-34 bombers from the Hamadan airdrome in Iran dealt a massive air strike against facilities of the terrorist organization Islamic State in Deir ez-Zor province. The planes carried the maximum payload of high explosive fragmentation bombs OFAB-500,” the Defense Ministry said.
“As a result of the strike two command centers and large field training camps of the Islamic State near Deir ez-Zor were destroyed. More than 150 militants, including foreign mercenaries were killed,” the Defense Ministry said.
Sukhoi-35 fighter jets operating from the Hmeymim airdrome, in Syria, provided protection.
“After accomplishing their mission all Russian planes returned to base,” the Defense Ministry said.