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Russia Launches Submarine Cruise Missile Strikes Against ISIS

The Russian Ministry of Defence has once again flexed its military muscle in Syria.
 
In the latest instalment of strikes in the region, dramatic footage shows the Rostov-on-Don submarine firing Kalbr cruise missiles at Daesh targets in Raqqa. 
"We used Calibre cruise missiles from the (Kilo-class) Rostov-on-Don submarine from the Mediterranean Sea," Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin during an encounter broadcast on state television.
"As a result of the successful launches by the aviation and submarine fleet, all targets were destroyed," Shoigu said, adding that oil infrastructure, ammunition depots and a mine-making factory had been hit in the strikes.
 
Russia Launches Submarine Cruise Missile Strikes Against ISIS
Russia Launches Submarine Cruise Missile Strikes Against ISIS

Russia began air strikes in Syria in September, saying this had been requested by President Bashar al-Assad.