A Russian Black Sea Fleet frigate launched carried out a cruise missiles strike on terrorist targets in in support of the ongoing operation to lift the ISIS siege from Deir Ezzor city, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
“On September 5, the Admiral Essen frigate of the Russian Black Sea Fleet that has been carrying out missions […] in the Mediterranean launched strikes with sea-based Kalibr cruise missiles on Daesh terrorist group targets near Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor]. Kalibr cruise missiles were launched on verified Daesh targets based on information received by means reconnaissance from several channels,” the ministry said in a statement.
The frigate used Kalibr cruise missiles and hit ISIS targets in the area of Ash Sholah at the Sukhna-Deir Ezzor highway.
Dozens of terrorists were killed and ISIS command posts, a communications center, a facility repairing terrorists’ armored vehicles, arms and ammunition depots were destroyed, the ministry said.
The missile strike reportedly prevented the terrorists from regrouping and boosting their positions near Deir Ezzor.