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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at IS targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor
September 5, 2017 / 9:26 AM / 3 months ago

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at IS targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

A still image taken from a video footage and released by Russia's Defence Ministry on September 5, 2017, shows the Russian frigate Admiral Essen in the Mediterranean Sea firing a Kalibr cruise missile at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS TV

The strike, which was launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed command and communications posts, as well as ammunition depots, a facility to repair armoured vehicles, and a large group of militants, the ministry said.

The strike had targeted Islamic State fighters from Russia and the former Soviet Union, it added.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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