August 16, 2016 / 8:23 AM / 3 years ago

Russia says Iran-based bombers struck militants in Syria - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that long-range Russian bombers based in Iran had struck a number of targets inside Syria.

Russia’s state-backed Rossiya 24 channel reported earlier on Tuesday that the Kremlin had deployed Tupolev-22 bombers at an air base near the Iranian city of Hamadan to carry out air strikes against militants in Syria.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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