Militant hideouts east of Palmyra were destroyed by Kalibr missiles launched by the Russian Navy on May 31, Russian Defense Ministry informed on Facebook.
It was posted that “The strike targeted the hideouts in the area east of Palmyra, where heavy hardware and scores of militants’ manpower redeployed by terrorists from Raqqa was located. All targets were hit”. In total, four Kalibr missiles were launched from the Admiral Essen frigate and Krasnodar submarine located in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.
“Commanders of the United States, Turkey, and Israel were informed about the launches of cruise missiles through the active communication channels in time. The successful accomplishment of this task confirmed the high combat readiness of the Navy, ships and submarine crews that were directly involved in the missiles launches,” the Ministry said.
Most likely, missile strikes support Syrian government army offensive that is targeting the terrorists’ positions. According to the information, which had earlier appeared in the media, a base where foreign instructors train militants is located in this region.
The Admiral Essen frigate was handed over to the Black Sea group on May 5, 2017, and the submarine Krasnodar was admitted to the Russian Navy in November 2015. Admiral Essen is the second frigate that was produced as part of a large-scale project 11356, which was aimed at the construction of multipurpose patrol off-shore maritime zone ships for the Russian Navy.
The Krasnodar submarine was built as a part of the project 636.3 lead by the Rubin Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering. For their high secrecy, NATO gave an unofficial name “Black Hole” to the submarines of this project.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency