Russian Warships Launch Cruise Missiles Against Islamic State in Syria

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  • 01:46 PM, October 7, 2015
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Russian Warships Launch Cruise Missiles Against Islamic State in Syria
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Russian warships today launched 26 cruise missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria.

All targets were destroyed claimed a Sputnik International report quoting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu who said Wednesday during a meeting with President Putin.

“Besides using aviation to destroy militants, this morning ships from the Caspian Flotilla were brought in, four destroyers launched 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets from the Kalibr Marine Base,” Shoigu told Putin in a meeting televised by Rossiya-1.

All targets were destroyed, Shoigu said. "The attacks showed that our missiles are efficient at long range, up to 1,500 meters," he added.

The report said quoting President Putin, "Special thanks is due to the pilots who are operating in Syria, as well as the sailors from the Caspian Flotilla for their use of high-precision weapons.We know how difficult such anti-terrorism operations are, and, of course, it is too early to draw conclusions.

“But what has been done so far certainly deserves a highly positive assessment, both the work of the Ministry of Defense as a whole, the work of General Staff experts, and our officers, soldiers operating on the scene," he said.

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