Russian ships fire missiles at ISIS in Syria

Command posts and weapons stores destroyed, ministry says

23 June, 10:06

    (ANSAmed) - Moscow, June 23 - Missiles launched from Russian military vessels deployed in the eastern Mediterranean have destroyed ISIS command posts and weapons and ammunition stores near Akerbat in the province of Hama in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said on Friday. "The launches of six Kalibr cruise missiles were carried out from the eastern part of water area of the Mediterranean Sea by frigates Admiral Essen, Admiral Grigorovich and Krasnodar submarine of Russia's Navy on the targets of the IS terrorist group in Syria," the ministry said in a statement.

    The submarine launched the missiles while submerged. Other ISIS targets were hit in subsequent airstrikes, the ministry added. Russia said it notified Turkey and Israel of the imminent attacks. (ANSAmed)
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