WATCH: 25 Russian heavy bombers strike Syria

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The Russian Ministry of Defence have announced that 25 long-range bombers took part in a raid in Syria.

Russian president Putin has also reportedly issued orders for Russian cruiser Moskva to work together with a French naval group led by carrier Charles De Gaulle.

The aircraft, 5 x Tu-160 Blackjack, 6 x Tu-95MS Bear and 14 x Tu-22M3 Backfire bombers flew round trip missions from airbases in Russia to drop a variety of weapons: both air-launched cruise missiles and free fall bombs while being escorted by some Su-27s.

Russian General Staff chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov said Tuesday:

“During a massive airstrike today, 14 important ISIL targets were destroyed by 34 air-launched cruise missiles. The targets destroyed include command posts that were used to coordinate IS activities in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, munition and supply depots in the northwestern part of Syria.”

Gerasimov said that on Tuesday alone, 65 sorties were conducted out of Russia’s temporary airbase near Latakia. Among the targets destroyed by Russian airstrikes were eight command centers, eight armories, four plants for making explosives and six fuel storage tanks.

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Stephen Brown

Didnt see them actually hit anything!!

John Hope

They still seam to use mostly iron bombs

Kent Reynolds

This whole thing is probably unloading stockpiles to validate the creation of more, and spur the Russian economy. They’re still running those bears too! Amazing!

John Hope

I like the backfires so cool

Ben Davis

25?

Vlad Zelikov
Paul Brookes

We would do well to work alongside the Russians more, they have experience in fighting terrorists.

Daniel Bishopton

Kirsty Black

Robert Ley

Looks like some Su-24s and Su-25s, too.

Kent Reynolds

No animals or ISIS were harmed during the filming of this production.

Raimo Tuomi

Putin send you msg about it ? 😉

Kent Reynolds

Raimo, the former soviets are attack forces that oppose Assad, ie “not Isis”

Raimo Tuomi

Hah haaa I do not worry about them !