Four Russian Navy warships have fired a total of 26 missiles at the position of the terrorist group
Islamic State in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced.
The missiles were fired from the Caspian Sea.
“Four missile ships launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets. According to objective control data,
all the targets were destroyed. No civilian objects sustained damage,” Shoigu said.
The missiles flew some 1,500 km before reaching their targets, probing their efficiency.
The missile attacks came from Russia’s fleet in the Caspian Sea, which borders Russia, Iran and
three other littoral countries. The precision weapons hit all intended targets.
The attacks apparently required cooperation from Iran and Iraq, as the missiles had to travel through their airspace to reach Syria.
Earlier, Russian warships played a key part in deploying the Russian warplanes to Syria, delivering equipment and supplies to an air base near Latakia and the Navy’s old base in Tartus.
Russia has spent a week delivering airstrikes at terrorist forces in Syria, conducting over 120 combat sorties.
The Russian Navy is joining its Air Force in the operation.