"As a result of the airstrikes, a large terrorist encampment, three ammunition depots, three tanks, four armored vehicles, eight cars equipped with heavy machine guns as well as a large number of terrorists were destroyed," the statement read.
#SYRIA A large militants' field camp, 3 ammo depots, 3 tanks, 4 IFVs, 8 automobile vehicles and a great number of personnel were eliminated— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) July 12, 2016
Six Russian Tu-22M3 strategic long-range bombers hit Daesh' high-explosive munitions near Syria's Palmyra, As Sukhnah, Arak, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.
"On the morning of July 12, six Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers carried out a concentrated attack using high-explosive ammunition on Daesh targets east of Palmyra, As Sukhnah and Arak," the statement read.
Among the targets identified and confirmed through intelligence channels in recent days, the ministry said a large IS field camp, three arms depots, three tanks and a large number of militants have been destroyed in the attack.
All bombers returned safely to airfields after striking Daesh targets in Syria.
"All planes returned safely and landed in their airfields. In order to ensure flight safety, representatives of the [US-led] international coalition have been notified of the attacks in advance," the ministry underscored.
The representatives of the US-led international coalition have been notified in advance about the Russian airstrikes and the flight corridors of long-range Russian bombers.
Syria has been suffering from the fighting between government forces and opposition, as well as extremist groups.
The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27. The al-Nusra Front and Daesh terrorist groups, which are outlawed in Russia, are not part of the ceasefire deal.