Russia warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 16:12
This image provided by the Russian defence ministry press service shows a target in Syria hit by a missile launched from a warship in the Mediterranean.
Russian warships fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to state media.
Meanwhile, Russia's Defense Ministry said that Kalibr cruise missile launches carried out by two Russian frigates and a submarine have destroyed Daesh command posts and large weapons caches in the eastern Syrian province of Hama.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has said that they notified the militaries of Turkey and Israel about the attacks prior to carrying them out through military-to-military hotlines.
Two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles at IS installations in Syria's Hama province, destroying command centres and ammunition depots, the ministry said in a statement.
"The remains of the militants and buildings of the Islamic State terrorists were destroyed with airstrikes by Russian air force bombers", it said.
Russian Federation severed a military communications agreement with the USA this week in response to U.S. forces shooting down a Syrian warplane. It did not say when the missiles were launched.
According to the Russian MOD, the terrorists were attempting to leave Raqqa which is besieged by Kurdish militia of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the US -led coalition forces and head towards Palmyra using a "southern corridor".
Russian troops in Syria conducted round-the-clock monitoring of the exit routes of IS terrorists with all available reconnaissance means, the ministry said.