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Russia launches air attacks on targets in Syria - defence ministry

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 00:59

Russia's Defense Ministry releases footage of air strikes on militant targets in Syria involving warplanes from both Russian and Syrian air bases as well as from a Russian aircraft carrier. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Russia has launched attacks on militant targets in Syria involving warplanes from both Russian and Syrian air bases as well as from a Russian aircraft carrier, the defence ministry announced on Thursday (November 17). Cruise missiles fired from Russian Tu-95MS planes struck Islamic State and other targets in a three-pronged approach, the first such since Russia launched its campaign in Syria more than a year ago. The cruise missiles were launched from the Mediterranean Sea zone, while some planes were deployed from an airbase in Russia, covering more 11,000 km (6,800 miles) and refueling twice in the air, the ministry said. It identified the targets struck as operations centers, warehouses with weapons and ammunition, military hardware and weapon-producing shops.

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Russia launches air attacks on targets in Syria - defence ministry

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 00:59