Russian strategic missile carriers strike terrorist targets in Syria

Russian strategic missile carriers strike terrorist targets in Syria

Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a strike on ISIS and al-Nusra targets in Syria on November 17, the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The missile carriers' route lied above the water areas of the north seas and Eastern Atlantic, the statement said. Once the strike on ISIS and al-Nusra targets was carried out, Russian Aerospace Forces' aircraft returned to the airport of location.

According to the ministry's statement, a group of Russian strategic bombers launched cruise missiles from an area over the Mediterranean sea after flying some 11,000 kilometers (some 6,835 miles) from Russian airbases. 

"The targets included terrorist command posts, weapons and ammo depots, various military equipment and weapons production facilities," Sputnik cited the statement as saying.

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