Russian submarines have carried out two cruise missile strikes from Mediterannean sea ISIS in Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, the Russian Defense Ministry said on October 5.
The sumbarines launched 10 Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets near the ISIS-held town of Mayadin southeast of Deir Ezzor city.
“These are the terrorists’ command posts, large ammunition depots and hangars with Daesh armored vehicles. To destroy these objects, two submarines from the Black Sea Fleet, the Veliky Novgorod and the Kolpino, have delivered two strikes using Kalibr cruise missiles,” Major General Igor Konashenkov said. “Daesh [ISIS] terrorist group in the area of Mayadin suffered significant damage, both in manpower and hardware.”
The missile strike supported the ongoing government forces advance towards Mayadin. On October 4, they liberated the hills of Um Qddamah and Ard Hamirah and reached Az Zabari deploying in only 6-7km from the key ISIS-held town of al-Mayadin.