Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria. The ministry said in a statement that two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles on IS installations in the Hama province in Syria, destroying command centers and ammunition depots.

It said the remaining Daesh terrorist fighters and targets have been destroyed by Russian Aerospace Forces bombers’ airstrikes. The Russian military had informed Turkey and Israel in advance of Russian Navy Kalibr cruise missile launches on Daesh targets in Syria, said the statement.

Russia is one of the strongest backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and has been carrying airstrikes in the country since September 2015.

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