Russian submarines, the 'Veliky Novgorod' and 'Kolpino,' fired 10 'Kalibr' cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, hitting targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, Chief Spokesman for the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said in a statement in Moscow, Thursday.
“The destruction of all assigned targets was confirmed by on... Еще-board recorders,” he stated. The missiles were fired from submerged submarines and hit targets near the town of Meyadin, including command centres, ammunition depots and hangars housing armoured vehicles, according to the ministry.
The strikes were carried out in support of Syrian government troops carrying out ground operations in Deir-ez-Zor province.
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