On August 19, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the Black Sea Fleet’s warships have launched three cruise missile strikes on al Nusra Front targets in Syria:
“Today, at 10:55 a.m., Zelyony Dol and Serpukhov small-sized missile ships of the Black Sea Fleet carried out three launches of sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles on al-Nusra Front targets in Syria from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea during combat maneuvering,” the ministry said.
Russian warships are launching cruise missiles on al-Nusra Front targets:
The strikes destroyed a terrorist command center and a base near the vilalge of Dar-Taaza, as well as a major plant producing mortar ammunition and a large arms depot in the Aleppo province.
“The transit corridor for the Kalibr cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea was planned over an unpopulated area to ensure the safety of civilians,” the Russian MoD said.
Cruise missile strike destroys a plant producing mortar ammunition:
Cruise missile strike destroys a terrorist command center and a base:
We remind on Monday, the Russian Navy launched artillery and missile drills in Mediterranean and Caspian waters. The drills involve six vessels armed with the “Kalibr-NK” cruise complexes with eight missiles each: Tatarstan, Dagestan, Grad Sviyazsk, Veliky Ustyug, Zeleny Dol, Serpukhov.
In 2015, the Russian Caspian Sea Fleet fired a total of 26 Kalibr missiles at ISIS positions in Syria, destroying 11 major terrorist targets.