Blackjacks attack

Russia launches heavy bomber strikes in Syria

A series of images and videos of airstrikes by Russian strategic bombers has been released.

The images depict Tu-22M3 ‘Backfire’, Tu-95 ‘Bear’ and Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ strategic bombers employing Air Launched Cruise Missiles (ALCMs) on targets in Syria.

This marks the combat debut of the Tu-160. Reports suggest that 25 bombers dropped 34 ALCMs from 14 Tu-22s, six Tu-95s and five Tu-160s that were involved.

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