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August 16, 2016 10:00 am

Russian Bombers Use Iranian Base to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

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A Russian destroyer. Russia is deploying airstrikes against ISIS from Iranian bases. Photo: Facebook.

A Russian destroyer. Photo: Facebook.

Russian bombers took off from a base in Iran to conduct airstrikes in against ISIS in Syria on Tuesday, officials said, marking a new development in the country’s civil war.

It was the first time Russia used the territory of another Middle Eastern country for its operations inside Syria in support of President Bashar Assad.

Read full story at NBC News.

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