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Russian warships positioning in the Mediterranean Sea fired four cruise missiles at Daesh (ISIL, ISIS, IS…) positions in Palmyra countryside in the in the eastern countryside of Homs province.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar from the Russian Navy Fleet fired last night 4 Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS positions near Palmyra, hitting all their targets, noting that the submarine fired the missiles from the seabed.
The missiles destroyed heavy equipment and killed fighters that Islamic State had transferred from its stronghold, Raqqa, to Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
The Russian warships, a frigate named Admiral Essen and submarine named Krasnodar, fired Kalibr cruise missiles on combat vehicles and militants outside the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Defense Ministry said.
The four cruise missiles were fired from the eastern Mediterranean, it noted in a statement. The submarine fired its missiles while submerged.
Russian jets also destroyed a large Daesh convoy attempting to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa and roll towards Palmyra. Dozens of vehicles carrying heavy weaponry manned by over 80 terrorists were hit, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
On Monday night, three Daesh convoys left Raqqa heading south towards Palmyra, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a Thursday statement.
The airstrikes were called in after the movements were spotted by reconnaissance units.
The Russian Air Force targeted the convoys on the run, killing 80 Daesh mercenary-terrorists and destroying 36 vehicles, eight fuel trucks, and 17 pickups carrying mortars and large-caliber machine guns……………………………