Russia bombs Syrian militants from Iran base ‘for first time’

Russia bombs Syrian militants from Iran base ‘for first time’

Russian bombers based in Iran on Tuesday struck Islamist militant targets inside Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said, after Moscow deployed Russian aircraft to an Iranian air force base to widen its campaign in Syria. The ministry said the strikes, by Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers, were launched from Iran’s Hamadan air base. […]