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Russian bombers fire cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers have fired cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria’s Deir al-Zor and Idlib provinces, the RIA news agency quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday.

The strikes were carried out at a safe distance from U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militias, the ministry was cited as saying.

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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