According to the defence Ministry, cruise missile fired by the Russian Navy, has achieved a number of goals LIH in Palmyra, Syria. It is reported that the attack was aimed at fighting "shelters" of ISIS to the East of the ancient city, which housed heavy equipment and combat troops, translated from the capital of raqqa.
Frigate "Admiral Essen" and Krasnodar submarine of the Russian Navy released 4 cruise missile "Calibre" on the terrorist group ISIS near Palmyra from the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea", - stated in the Ministry statement. "All targets were hit".
The statement said that the attack "confirms the high combat readiness of the Russian Navy". USA, Turkey and Israel had been informed about the launch of "appropriate time". All parties are in direct contact with each other, and all have been some efforts to coordinate their strikes on ISIS and other targets.
Impact acquires significance given that Russia is not often strikes targets ISIS, instead usually focusing on opponents of the Syrian government. Russia promotes its activities against ISIS in Palmyra as fighting on behalf of Western civilization, and (this attack) demonstrates the efforts of Russia in a good light. The city has a strategic importance. In this area there are pipelines and refineries, and phosphate mines.
In March, Syrian troops, supported by Russian aircraft, recaptured the town from ISIL fighters. According to the defense Ministry, at least 1,000 ISIS militants were killed or wounded in the attack. Located in the province of HOMS, in Central Syria, Palmyra is located approximately 225 miles from Raqqa, which is considered the headquarters of ISIS in Syria.
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