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    The US-led coalition against Daesh has received information ahead of time about planned Russian flights in Syria from an airbase in Iran, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Christopher Garver told reporters on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — 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 already been used to carried out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.

    "The Russians did notify the coalition as per the memorandum of Understanding for safety of flights," Garver stated.

    The Tu-22M3 is a long-range strategic bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The bombers previously carried out precision airstrikes against Daesh targets in Syria from Russian airspace. The Su-34 fighter-bomber has been tested in the war against Islamist radicals in Syria, being among the first aircraft to served in the Russian campaign there in 2015.


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