Russia fires cruise missiles at IS militants in Palmyra

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS militants in Palmyra

From Russian naval vessels in the Mediterranean Sea Wednesday with four cruise missiles fired on positions of the terrorist movement Islamic State in Syria.

Russian media reported that the missiles from a frigate and a submarine are launched and Islamic State (IS) in the area of Palmyra township, as the target had.

It went according to Moscow to fighters and equipment, which IS recently of Raqqa to the vicinity of Palmyra were drawn. The Russian ministry of Defense, Turkey, the U.S. and Israel warned in advance about the bombing. The ancient city of Palmyra is located in the desert, about 220 kilometers northeast of Damascus.

In may 2015 the names of the fighters of the place. In march 2016, it took the Syrian forces of Palmyra, with the support of militias and Russian fighters, but in december pushed IS fighters in the city. IS in march back out of the city retired.

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