Russian naval fleet carried out a Kalibr missile strike at ISIL (organization banned in Russia) large armament depots based in the Syrian province of Hama, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on June 23, TASS news agency reports.
Russian Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich frigates, and the Krasnodar submarine struck Islamists from the eastern waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Altogether, six cruise Kalibr missiles were launched. The submarine launched the missiles from the submerged position. As a result militants’ ammunition depots and command points were destroyed. Both Israel and Turkey, as countries neighboring Syria, were informed about the missile strike.
“The remaining militants and ISIL (organization banned in Russia) facilities were destroyed by Russian Aerospace Forces bombers,” Russian Ministry of Defense said.
Islamists were forced to withdraw suffering losses caused by Syrian and Russian air strikes, as well as Syrian land forces strikes. On June 14, Syrian Air Forces hit extremists’ positions in the provinces of Raqqa and Aleppo. It inflicted heavy losses on the enemy’s manpower and infrastructure. In the current unfavorable military environment, Islamists’ command is compelled to regroup its troops, build new control points and armament depots.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency