Watch Russian fighter jet drop multiple bombs on Islamic State positions in Syria
A footage released on Monday shows a Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bomber drop bombs on Islamic State positions in Deir-ez-Zor after taking off from an unknown military base in Russia.
The video shows the bomber releasing multiple bombs at IS positions in Deir-ez-Zor.
The nearly five-year Syrian conflict that began in 2011 with protests against Assad’s rule, has morphed into an all-out war that has killed a quarter million and displaced millions.
Russia, a key ally of Syria, has helped the Syrian army regain control over large territories of Latakia province from opposition fighters. the Russian air blitz has helped Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army to launch offensives and seize some key areas from the opposition in recent weeks.
Russian warplanes have flown nearly 6,000 combat missions since Moscow launched its air campaign in Syria on Sept. 30. The Russian warplanes are based at Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia.
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