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    Russian Strategic Bombers Strike Daesh Targets Near Abu Kamal for Third Day

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    The airstrikes have targeted Daesh militants and their military equipment.

    The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the strikes by six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers on Daesh targets near Syrian town of Abu Kamal, with the operation being carried out for the third day in a row.

    As a result of the aerial operation terrorists' manpower, vehicles and arms were annihilated, the ministry reported.

    Russian aviation has been launching strikes in the area following the liberation of the last Daesh bastion in Syria, Abu Kamal, by the Syrian government forces.

    Daesh terrorist group has recently lost most of the territory it had occupied during the Daesh rampage across Syria and Iraq in 2014. The operation in the town of Abu Kamal is conducted in the wake of the breach of the blockade and complete liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor, which secured a foothold for further offensive of the Syrian Army in the province.

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    According to the Russian Defense Ministry's data, over 90 percent of the Syrian territory has already been freed from militants with the Moscow's aerial suuport that had launched the operation in the Arab Republic at the request of President Bashar Assad in September 2015 and is due to "be completed soon."

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