Kremlin claims to take out major Islamic State base in Syria

October 3, 2015 12:44 PM

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A Russian defense official Saturday issued the first detailed report on damage inflicted on Islamic State after four days of airstrikes in Syria, claiming Russian bombers have destroyed a command and control center of the extremist group near its stronghold in Raqqa.

"Accurate delivery of a concrete-piercing bomb BETAB-500 launched from a Su-34 aircraft near Raqqa destroyed a hardened command center of one of the illegal armed groups as well as an underground bunker with explosives and an ammunition depot," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a s...

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