"On August 8, 2016, six long-range Tu-22M3 bombers which took off in Russia dealt a concentrated high-explosive ammunition attack on targets of the Daesh terrorist group in areas east and northwest of Palmyra, near the As Sukhnah and Arak settlements."
It was noted that the bombers returned safely and landed on their airfields following the concentrated attack.
#SYRIA All Russian aircraft have returned to the airfield after accomplishing the combat task— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 8 августа 2016 г.
Russia has been conducting a counterterrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request. On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Defense Ministry to withdraw the bulk of the Russian military contingent from Syria.