On Wednesday, the Russian Navy launched Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets east of the Syrian ancient city of Palmyra.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD), the missiles hit a gathering of ISIS fighters and military equipment that had been deployed to the area from the ISIS-held city of Raqqah.
“The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine currently deployed to the eastern section of the Mediterranean Sea, fired four Kalibr missiles at the IS facilities near Palmyra. All targets have been hit,” the MoD statement reads.
Earlier this month, reporst appeared in the Russian media that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) may make a deal with ISIS inside Raqqah allowing terrorists to redeploy from the terrorist group’s stronghold to other fronts in Syria.
The SDF press center denied these reports in a statement, arguing that the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance makes deals with ISIS near Palmyra.