Russia: Russian TU-22M3 bombers return from Syria conflict

Russia's Tupolev Tu-22M3 strike bombers arrived in Kaluga Region, Tuesday, after finishing their combat mission in Syria and successfully carrying out strikes on militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). According to Commander of long-range aviation Lieutenant-General Sergei Kobylash, «all set targets were destroyed by long-range jets.» Soldiers with welcomed with... Еще cheers, flowers and the traditional bread and salt greeting ceremony. Families of soldiers, representatives of the All-Russian military-patriotic movement 'Unarmia' and veterans' organisations attended the ceremony, which was held on the occasion of the arrival of soldiers. The arrival of soldiers and military hardware to their home base comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the Khmeimim Air Base, in Syria's Latakia province, on Monday. Source: Russian Defence Ministry

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