First videos of Russian airstrikes
Still no confirmation is this real video of first Russian airstrike, which showed on YouTube today. We can see attack jets Sukhoi Su-24 Fencers on video, but Syrian Air Force have Su-24 Fencers too in their arsenal, so it can be that this is some old video with Syrian jets airstrike. Please, take it with reserve until confirmation. Anyway, airstrikes are confirmed by Russian side.
The Russian Air Force has launched airstrikes against targets of Islamic State militants in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said. The move was approved at a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said.
“As a result, arms and fuel depots and military equipment were hit. ISIS coordination centers in the mountains were totally destroyed,” he added.
Here is a combat camera footage from airstrikes, announced by Russian MoD: