Ruptly has reported that Russian and Syrian Air Forces have conducted their first joint attack operation against militant targets of the so-called Islamic State, with Russian Sukhoi jets flying out of the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia on Thursday. It was not specified where the target locations were, but it is assumed to have occurred in east Aleppo province.

Hands Off Syria, a pro-government and pro-secular activist group, reported on its Facebook that the Russian jets met with the Syrian jets mid-flight.

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