The Russian Aerospace Forces' aircraft destroyed 5 large Daesh ammunition and fuel depots, 6 command centers, a number of militants, artillery positions and military equipment in the Deir ez-Zor province, the ministry said.
"On August 18, 2016, Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft that took off from bases in Russia and Iran conducted a group strike on Daesh targets in the Deir ez-Zor province."
"The air cover was provided by Su-30SM and Su-35S aircraft based at the Hmeymim airfield [Syria]. All Russian aircraft returned to the bases after the successful combat operation," the ministry said.
The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters in Iran and these aircraft have been used to carried out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.