Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Russia Launches Kalibr Missiles Hitting ISIS Targets Near Palmyra

The Russian frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnador together launched four Kalibr cruise missiles against Islamic State targets near the ruined city of Palmyra in Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 31 May.
The MoD released video footage showing two missiles being launched from Admiral Essen's eight-cell vertical launch system. At least one sub-surface launch was also seen in the footage, as well as aerial footage showing two multistorey buildings being hit. The buildings appeared to be part of the T3 pumping station complex 44 km west of Palmyra.

A still from the video released by the Russian Ministry of Defence shows the first of two Kalibr cruise missiles being launched from the frigate Admiral Essen. (Russian Ministry of Defence)

According to the Defense Ministry, the submarine fired missiles from underwater. The attack targeted terrorist shelters east of Palmyra, where militants armed with heavy weapons had moved from Raqqa, the Defense Ministry added.
The statement also says that "the U.S., Turkish and Israeli military authorities were timely informed about cruise missile attacks, the current communications channels were used."
"The successful mission has proved the high level of the Russian navy’s combat readiness, particularly of the crews of the warships and the submarine involved in the cruise missile attack," the Defense Ministry pointed out.
"Russia’s navy has shown its ability to carry out effective attacks using precision weapons shortly after receiving orders," the ministry stressed.
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