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Russian Defense Ministry announced deployment of their long-range bombers Tu-22 to Iran
17:56, 17 August 2016
Russian Defense Ministry announced deployment of their long-range bombers Tu-22 to Iran

First Russian flights for air strikes in Syria. Moscow states they hit only Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front communities' objects

17:56, 17 August 2016

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Russian Defense Ministry announced deployment of their long-range bombers Tu-22 to Iran a day before. The Ministry published the pictures, as said, of their first flight for air strikes in Syria.

Moscow states they hit only Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front communities' objects, which are recognized as the terrorist groups.

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The Syrian Human Rights Observatory reported bombing of numerous targets around the city of Aleppo and in some other areas. According to them, about 30 civilians were killed, including children. Yet is is not known, whose aircraft carried out these attacks.

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In the 5-year civil war ib Syria, Russia and Iran support President Bashar Assad.

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