Russia fires cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

Russian Navy ships conducted strikes by 4 Kalibr cruise missiles on objects of Islamic State (IS)terrorist grouping near Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a Facebook post.

The Admiral Essen frigate and Krasnodar submarine of the Russian Navy conducted strikes by four Kaliber cruise missiles on objects of the IS terrorist grouping near Palmyra from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, it said.

The strikes were aimed at shelters located near Palmyra. They contained heavy hardware and manpower of insurgents and had been projected from Raqqah.

“All targets have been hit,” the Defense Ministry said.

The Krasnodar submarine conducted cruise missile strikes from submerged condition.

Command staff of the United States, Turkey, and Israel had been informed at the appropriate time about the missile strikes, it added.

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