Russian bombers strike ground targets; 25 Iran-backed fighters killed

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Crews of Su-34 fighter-bombers strike ground targets in southern Russia drills

The crews of Su-34 multirole fighter-bombers from the Leningrad Air Force and Air Defense Army held drills for breaching a notional enemy’s air defenses and struck ground targets with air bombs, the press office of Russia’s Western Military District reported on Friday.

At the first stage of the drills, the pilots made a flight from the Voronezh Region in Russia’s south to the Tver Region in central Russia.

“During the flight, the pilots carried out counter-measures against ground electronic warfare forces and breached air defenses and also practiced the elements of an aerial battle,” the District’s press office said in a statement.

The notional enemy was simulated by the combat teams of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems and the crews of Su-30SM and MiG-31BM fighters, the statement says.

“At the final stage of the drills, the Su-34 planes eliminated the simulated enemy’s command posts”, according to the statement.

25 Iran-backed fighters killed in eastern Syria

As many as 25 members of Iran-backed militias were killed on Wednesday night after an “unidentified airplane” targeted their positions in the city of Albu Kamal, in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor close to the Syria-Iraq border.

Local sources told Anadolu that two militia leaders were among those killed in the attack while other dozens others were wounded.

On Wednesday, “unidentified airplanes” targeted the Imam Ali base and positions in the Al-Hizam, Al-Sinaa and Al-Huri villages believed to be built by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the city of Albu Kamal in the Deir Ez-Zor province, eastern Syria.

Earlier; a rocket attack on the Camp Taji military base in Iraq killing two American troops and a British soldier and wounding 12 others.

However, the US-led coalition has denied carrying out the air strikes on the Iran-backed militia positions in eastern Syria.


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