- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s defense minister says Russian warplanes have fired cruise missiles on militant positions in Syria’s Idlib and Aleppo provinces.

Sergei Shoigu also told a briefing conducted for President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that bombers hit Islamic State positions in Raqqa and Der-ez-Zor.

Shoigu said the cruise missiles that hit the Aleppo and Idlib positions were fired from Tu-160 and Tu-95 warplanes.

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