Russia’s Ministry of Defence confirmed on Tuesday, August 16, that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters to Iran and these have already carried out airstrikes against terrorists in Syria.
“On August 16, 2016, Tu-23M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 bombers, having taken off from their base in Hamadan [Islamic Republic of Iran], carried out group airstrikes against targets belonging to the ISIS and Nusra Front terrorist groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib,” the ministry said in a statement, as cited by Sputnik.
Russian bombers also destroyed three militant command points and training camps in Syria’s Serakab, Al-Bab, Aleppo and Deir Ez-Zor, killing “a significant number” of terrorists, according to the ministry.
“Weapons and ammunition depots, training camps and command points destroyed through airstrikes were used to supply militants active in the Aleppo region,” the ministry said in a statement.
Iranian media have published photos claimed to be taken of these jet fighters in Hamadan: