Submarine “Krasnodar” inflicted a rocket attack on the area of Palmyra
The Russian Navy launched a missile attack on the positions of militants near the Syrian Palmyra. The operation involved the submarine “Krasnodar” and the frigate “Admiral Essen”.
As reported by TASS, citing data from the Ministry of defense of Russia, only on the positions of militants “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) made four launch cruise missiles “Calibre”. Shooting produced in the Eastern Mediterranean in the frigate “Admiral Essen” and the submarine “Krasnodar”, which, at the time of missile launch was under water.
As explained, the military, the purpose of a rocket attack was including heavy equipment and manpower of militants of the IG throws under the Palmyra of Raqqa.
“All the targets”, — stressed in the Ministry of defence.
In Moscow, stressed that the US, Turkey and Israel were warned in advance of impending missile strike from Mediterranean sea.
Equipped with cruise missiles, “Admiral Essen” arrived in the Mediterranean sea in early may. In recent weeks it was reported on the participation of the ship in exercises off the coast of Libya and Cyprus.
The last time missiles “Caliber” of the Russian Navy were used in Syria in late 2016. Then the launches were made from the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”. The goal was also the militants.
Earlier, the Russian military said that the terrorists began the transfer of equipment and manpower from the region of Raqqa to the Palmyra. The Russian air force in recent days, strikes on the columns that really moved West.
According to Fars news Agency, currently, the Syrian government army is about 20 kilometers East of Palmyra, in preparation for the battle for the gas field Arak. His release would allow the troops of President Bashar al-Assad to launch an offensive on the city of Deir ez-Zor, where terrorists for several years precipitated a military airfield.