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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday that long-range bombers had fired a series of cruise missiles at Islamic State targets around the Syrian city of Raqqa.

The ministry said in a statement that the Tupolev-95 bombers had taken off from Russia and flown over Iran and Iraq to get to Syria where it said they had successfully targeted militant training camps and a command point.

Russia carried out a series of sustained attacks on Raqqa in late 2015, but has since focussed its fire power around Aleppo and other rebel-held areas.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn/Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrey Ostroukh)

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