Check out an incredible footage which shows the headquarters of the dreaded ISIS militant group and an arms depot being destroyed in the region of Ildib.
This is the first Russian military operation beyond the boundaries of the former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War.
But the US and its coalition partners have already conducted over 7,000 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against the so-called Islamic State. And even on the most optimistic assessment their impact has been limited.
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(Video courtesy: YouTube)