Russia has targeted ISIS targets in Syria with Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles launched from a submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.
The 3M-54 Kalibr missiles were launched from the Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine “Rostov-on-Don”, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated on Dec.8.
Russia’s warships lcated in the Caspian and Mediterranean seas launched similar strikes aimed on ISIS positions in late November.
On Dec.10, it was the first time when Russia targeted IS in Syria from a submarine.
According to the Russian Defense Minister, the missiles tarteged the terrorists in the territory of Raqqa.
“We can say with absolute confidence that significant damage has been inflicted upon ammunition warehouses and a mine production plant, as well as the oil infrastructure.” Shoigu said.
Earlier on Tuesday, a source within the Russian Ministry of Defense revealed that the Rostov-on-Don, equipped with modern Russian Kalibr cruise missiles, had appeared near the Syrian coast.