Two Russian submarines, the Velikiy Novgorod and Kolpino, have fired seven Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets east of the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
The cruise missiles were fired from submerged position in the Mediterranean Sea and hit targets located some 500-650 kilometers away.
The ministry said that the cruise missiles hit important ISIS targets, including “control centers, communications hubs, the militants’ weapons and ammunition warehouses in the ISIS controlled areas in the south east of the city of Deir Ezzor.”
On September 5, pro-government forces, supported by the Russian military, broke the 3-years-long ISIS siege on Deir Ezzor city. Since then, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have been working to liberate the ISIS-held part of Deir Ezzor city as well as the entire province from ISIS.
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 14 September 2017