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RUSSIAN FRIGATE AND SUBMARINE FIRE 4 CRUISE MISSILES AT ISIS TARGETS NEAR PALMYRA

The Russian warships, a frigate named Admiral Essen and submarine named Krasnodar, fired Kalibr cruise missiles on combat vehicles and militants outside the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Defense Ministry said.

The four cruise missiles were fired from the eastern Mediterranean, it noted in a statement. The submarine fired its missiles while submerged.

According to the MoD, "[the ships] targeted an area east of Palmyra, where the militants' heavy weaponry and manpower were located. The militants moved there from Raqqa. All targets have been destroyed," it said.

The US, Turkish, and Israeli militaries received appropriate warning in advance of the missile launches through active hotlines, the Defense Ministry added.

Source: National News Agency