Russia fires missiles at Daesh targets near Syria’s Palmyra
A Russian warship and a submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to hit Daesh manpower and equipment near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies cited the Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine launched the missiles.
It added that the missiles successfully hit Daesh heavy weapons and fighters whom the terror group had deployed and moved to Palmyra from its stronghold of Raqqa.
The statement did not say when the strike took place, but Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had personally told President Vladimir Putin about the military action late on Tuesday.
Russia had warned the United States, Turkey and Israel before launching the missiles, the ministry was quoted as saying.