In a new development in Syria's civil war, Russian bombers took off from a base in Iran to conduct airstrikes in against ISIS in Syria on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
It was the first time Russia used the territory of another Middle Eastern country for its operations inside Syria in support of President Bashar Assad.
New Orleans to Remove Confederate-Era Monuments
The city of New Orleans will remove four statues of Confederate-era events and figures in an effort to divorce itself from symbols that some see as problematic. The first statue, the Liberty Place Monument, was taken down early Monday morning.
(Published Monday, April 24, 2017)
Russia's defense ministry said Tu-22M3 and Su-34 bombers took off on raids targeting ISIS and allied Nusra Front militants in Aleppo, Deir el-Zor and Idlib — destroying five major ammunition depots, training camps and three command posts.