The battle for the last scrap of land held by ISIS has taken longer than expected.
6 Russian Tu-22M3 Bombers Slam ISIS
On August 11, six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from the territory of the Russian Federation and carried out concentrated strike with high-explosive fragmentation munitions on objects of the ISIS terrorist grouping located to the south-east, north, and north-west regions from the Raqqah city. A large weaponry, ammunition and POL storage located near the Raqqah city, a plant producing chemical munitions located in the north-western suburbs of the city, and a large ISIS terrorists’ training camp have been destroyed by the aviation strike. Terrorists have suffered significant material damage. A lot of insurgents have been eliminated. Su-30SM and Su-35S, which had taken off from the Hmeymim airbase, covered the long-range bombers. All Russian aircraft have returned to the airfield after accomplishing the combat task.