Russia launched a cruise missile attack against ISIS positions in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor.
The submarines were stationed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Press TV reports:
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In a statement released on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said seven Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from Russia’s Velikiy Novgorod and Kolpino submarines in the eastern Mediterranean. The missiles, it said, hit all the planned targets, which were within a range of 500 to 670 kilometers.
The targets that came under the attack included “control centers, communication hubs, militant weapons and ammunition warehouses in ISIS (Daesh)-controlled areas in southeast Dayr al-Zawr,” the statement read.
Earlier this month, the Syrian government forces broke the three-year-long Daesh siege on Dayr al-Zawr city, the provincial capital of the oil-rich province of the same name.
Syrian soldiers are now preparing for a fresh offensive to cleanse Dayr al-Zawr of Daesh elements.
On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and submitted a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin, “congratulating him on lifting the siege” on Dayr al-Zawr.
Russia has been conducting air raids against Daesh and other terrorist outfits in Syria at the Damascus government’s request since September 2015.