Russian warship, sub fire cruise rockets at Remains In Syria

By AFP|Published: 31st May 2017 02:42 PM

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In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, file frame grab supplied by Russian Defense Ministry press service, long-range Kalibr cruise rockets are introduced by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean. (AP).
In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, file frame grab supplied by Russian Defense Ministry press service, long-range Kalibr cruise rockets are introduced by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean. (AP).

MOSCOW: A Russian warship and submarine have actually fired cruise rockets at Islamic State group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow stated Wednesday, the very first such strikes revealed in months.

The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar performed 4 strikes versus military hardware and fighters from the jihadist group who had actually left its de-facto capital Raqa, the Russian armed force stated in a declaration.

” All the targets were struck,” the declaration stated, without defining when the strikes took place.

Moscow stated that the United States, Israeli and turkish military “were notified in a prompt way of the rocket releases through existing interaction channels.”.

President Vladimir Putin was informed on the effective strikes by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Kremlin stated.

Russia has actually been carrying out a battle project because 2015 in assistance of President Bashar al-Assad and has a marine contingent released to the eastern Mediterranean to boost its firepower.

Moscow has, nevertheless, not revealed any strikes from the sea in current months as it concentrates on pressing a delicate truce in between the federal government and rebels.

Islamic State is not consisted of in the ceasefire.

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