Russian strategic bombers strike IS strongholds in Deir ez-Zor, Syria

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Six Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 strategic bombers conducted strikes from an undisclosed airfield against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) infrastructure in the city of Abu Kemal in Deir ez-Zor province, Syria on Thursday.

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