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Six Russian Long-Range Bombers Strike ISIL Targets Near Syria’s Abu Kamal: Russian MoD

The town of Abu Kamal in the Deir Ezzor province that had been the last major ISIL stronghold in Syria was liberated by the government forces with Russia’s aerial assistance last week.

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers had struck ISIL targets near Syria’s town of Abu Kamal.

“Fortified areas, manpower and armored vehicles of terrorists have been targeted,” Defense Ministry stated, adding that means of reconnaissance had confirmed the destruction of all the designated targets.

The strikes come in the wake of the Syrian army’s liberation of the town of Abu Kamal that had been the last largest ISIL hotbed in the war-torn state.

Commenting on the successful operation to free Abu Kamal in the Deir Ezzor province, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stated last week that the demining of the area had started, while the Syrian army’s offensive in the eastern bank of river Euphrates was developing successfully.

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