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Shoigu Reported to Putin on Successful Missile Attack on IS Facilities in Syria

31.05.2017 18:59

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu briefed President Vladimir Putin about the successful Kalibr missile attack on the facilities of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) in Syria, Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said.

"Shoigu reported to Putin about the successful launches of the Kalibr missiles, fired at the IS facilities in Syria", he said.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, "the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine currently deployed to the eastern section of the Mediterranean Sea, fired four Kalibr missiles at the IS facilities near Palmyra". The ministry also reported that all targets have been hit. In addition the submarine had fired missiles from underwater, Defense Ministry stressed.

The attack targeted terrorist shelters east of Palmyra, where militants armed with heavy weapons had moved from Raqqa, the Defense Ministry noted.

The Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that "the US, Turkish and Israeli military authorities were timely informed about cruise missile attacks, the current communications channels were used".