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    Russian Warplanes Use Bunker Buster Bombs in Airstrikes in Syria

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    The Russian Aerospace Forces used two BETAB-500 bunker buster bombs in Tuesday's airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, a spokesman for the Aerospace Forces in Syria said.

    "Today, Russian strike aircraft used two BETAB-500 bunker buster bombs weighing 500 kilograms [over 1,000 pounds] each against ISIL targets [in Syria]," Col. Igor Klimov told journalists in Syria.

    Klimov said the bombs were delivered by Russian Su-24 Fencer attack jets.

    "BETAB-500 bombs are used to destroy extremely protected and fortified underground bunkers, they are not dropped on cities," Klimov noted.

    A wide range of missiles and bombs equipped with advanced guidance systems are currently being used by Russia in its air campaign against terrorists in Syria.

    The concrete-piercing BETAB-500 bombs are equipped with a jet booster, which allows the bombs to completely destroy any underground installation.

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