Russian strategic bombers on Tuesday hit Islamic State group targets in the Raqa and Deir Ezzor provinces of Syria, the defence minister said, after Moscow pledged vengeance on militants who downed its passenger jet in Egypt.
"Long-range Tu-22 bombers carried out strikes against targets of the terrorist organisation of IS in the province of Raqa and Deir Ezzor," minister Sergei Shoigu said, adding that cruise missile strikes had also hit Aleppo and Idlib provinces.
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