Russian ships fired on the positions of extremist grouping "Islamic state" (IG) on the ground in Syria. This was at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin told defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports TASS.
According to him, the objects of terrorists were shelled by rockets. The firing attracted the ships of the Caspian flotilla. "Four rocket ship has conducted 26 launches of cruise missiles sea-based on 11 objectives. According to reliable information impartial monitoring all targets destroyed civilian property was not damaged," - said the head of the defense Ministry.
Shoigu explained that the affected items were management, 12 ammunition dumps, clusters of military equipment and training camps of terrorists.
The only missile weapon that could be used on the terrain of Syria, from the Caspian sea to Russian ships, is M cruise missile complex "Caliber". These missiles, equipped with 4 units of the Caspian flotilla: patrol ship "Dagestan" and small missile ship "Grad svijazhsk", "Uglich" and "Velikiy Ustyug".
Rocket M considered the development of rockets M complex "Granat", which is a domestic analogue American missiles like "Tomahawk". For military applications, naval version of the missile M can be applied at a range of not lower than 2.6 thousand km.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared that the missile launches from Russian ships of war against the "Islamic state" in Syria were held from the Caspian sea, RIA Novosti reported.
When all this was done with precision weapons, said the head of the country, noting that all targets were destroyed.
Earlier on October 7 at a meeting with Putin, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that 4 ships of the Caspian flotilla on the morning of Wednesday 26 performed launches of cruise missiles sea-based "Gauge" for 11 goals. Victims among the civilian population. "The results of strikes approved high efficiency rockets over large distances - virtually 1.5 thousand km", - said the Minister.
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