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Russia says it bombed Islamic State targets near Syria's Raqqa

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MOSCOW | Friday, Feb 17 2017 IST
 
The Russian Defence Ministry said today that long-range bombers had fired a series of cruise missiles at Islamic State targets around the Syrian city of Raqqa.The ministry said in a statement that the Tupolev-95 bombers had taken off from Russia and flown over Iran and Iraq to get to Syria where it said they had successfully targeted militant training camps and a command point.Russia carried out a series of sustained attacks on Raqqa in late 2015, but has since focused its fire power around Aleppo and other rebel-held areas.Reuters CJ PR2027

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