Russia Fires Cruise Missiles, Targets ISIS Positions in Syria

Russian warship

They reported that the frigate "Admiral Essen" and the submarine "Krasnodar" launched the missiles which targeted militants and equipment in an area east of Palmyra. "All targets have been destroyed".

Moscow supports the embattled government in Syria and its President Bashar al-Assad. "All targets have been struck".

A long-range cruise missile is launched by the Russian Admiral Essen frigate in the Mediterranean.

It added the attack was promptly executed following the order, paying testimony to the Russian navy's high readiness and capabilities.

Russian warplanes reportedly bombed ISIS targets near Syria's Palmyra with Kalibr cruise missiles on Wednesday. At least 1,000 ISIS militants were killed or wounded in the offensive, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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The objectives of the defeat of the positions of terrorists "Islamic state".

The last time Russian Federation fired Kalibr cruise missiles from its ships at militant targets in Syria was in November a year ago, the RIA news agency said.

The UNESCO world heritage site is seen as strategically important to both sides in Syria's civil war, which has continued for more than five years.

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it had begun to transfer small arms and vehicles to the Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Syrian Arab alliance fighting the Islamic State group and containing Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) fighters.

Global concern for Palmyra's magnificent ancient ruins spiked in September 2015, when satellite images confirmed that ISIS had demolished the famed Temple of Bel as part of its campaign to destroy pre-Islamic monuments it considers idolatrous.

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