Russian and Syrian forces flew their first joint combat mission against the terrorist group Islamic State, Russia's Defence Ministry said late Thursday.
Syrian-flown MiG-29 fighter jets provided cover for Russian Su-25 assault aircraft that bombed infrastructure facilities used by the terrorist group in Syria, the Defence Ministry said on its Facebook page.
A group of Syrian pilots recently visited Russia's principle airbase in Syria - Humaymim, near the border with Turkey - to drill interaction procedures and radio communication rules, according to the statement.
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