Russian Naval Forces Reportedly Launch Airstrike Against ISIS Positions in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

Moscow claims the attack destroyed key ISIS military infrastructure sites
10:53, 23 June 2017

Admiral Essen, Russian Navy frigate

Russian naval forces stationed in the eastern Mediterranean reportedly launched six surface-based cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday.

The Ministry said the naval vessels involved in the strike included the frigates Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich and the Kilo-class submarine, Krasnodar, all from Russia's Black Sea fleet

According to official reports, the strike was launched at Islamic State targets near the UNESCO-protected ancient city of Palmyra - which has changed hands between ISIS and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Russian and Iranian-backed forces.

Russian military officials said the attack also destroyed command posts and large arms depots near Akerbat, in Hama Province.

Moscow said it warned American, Turkish and Israeli military officials prior to the launch.

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