Russian planes strike IS targets in Syria's Deir al-Zor: Defence ministry

Reuters , Tuesday 24 Jan 2017

Six Russian warplanes launched a coordinated strike on Islamic State (IS) militants' targets in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday, citing the Russian defence ministry.

The defence ministry said the Russian Tu-22 bombers flew from an air base in Russia over the territory of Iraq and Iran to make the strike.

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