The positions of the terrorist group ISIL, which are located near the Syrian-Iraqi border, were chosen as targets for long-range bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces. In fact, Abu Kemal is the last major stronghold of militants in Syrian territory.
As a result of the strike, the strongholds of the terrorists, as well as their warehouses with ammunition and weapons, were completely destroyed. The infrastructure of the militants of the so-called "Islamic State" (*) suffered significant damage.
It is noted that long-range aircraft aviation in the airspace of Syria was accompanied by Su-30SM fighters, flying up from the Khmeimim airfield in Latakia.
All aircraft after the completion of combat missions returned to the air base.