Russia’s defense ministry announced that it received co-ordinates for carrying out raids on ISIS positions near al-Bab city via a direct line from the US.
"On January 22, the Russian command center at the Hmeymim airbase has received coordinates of Daesh targets in Al-Bab, Aleppo province, via the 'direct line' from the US-led coalition headquarters. After further data verification with the assistance of unmanned aircraft and space reconaissance, the Russian Aerospace Forces and two jets of the international coalition have conducted airstrikes on the terrorists' targets," the statement said.
It said that a joint raid with international coalition was carried out against ISIS positions near al-Bab city after the information was given. Two Russian jets and two others of the international coalition shelled terrorists’ positions, destroying several ammunition depots and fuel products, terrorists’ gatherings with their vehicles and military equipment, the statement said.