March 16, 2016 / 9:51 AM / a year ago

Russian TV shows Russian warplanes taking off from Syria airbase

Participants welcome a Russian military pilot upon his return to a home airbase from Syria, during a traditional bread and salt ceremony in Buturlinovka in Voronezh region, Russia, March 15, 2016.Russian Ministry of Defence/Olga Balashova/Handout via Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several Sukhoi-24 jet bombers left Russia's Hmeymim airbase in Syria on Wednesday, Moscow's Rossiya-24 television channel showed in a live broadcast, and the newsreader said the planes were bound for their home bases within Russia.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov

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