Russian Military command confirmed that two Russian submarines, the Velikiy Novgorod and Kolpino launched seven missiles at ISIS targets in the south-east of Syria today.
The ISIS stronghold of Deiz ez-Zor was hit by cruise missiles that travelled between 300 and 400 miles before taking out their targets
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The targets struck “control centers, communication hubs, militant weapons and ammunition warehouses in ISIS-controlled areas, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed.
Just last week, Syrian forces had broken the siege of Deir ez-Zor, a city which has been held by the terrorist death cult since the start of the war now three years ago.
Russia is maintaining a large naval group in the Mediterranean since the start of it’s counterterrorism organization in Syria, aimed at backing the Syrian forces of Bashar Al Assad.
Back in June, Moscow ordered airstrikes from both the Russian Navy frigates the Admiral Essen and the Admiral Grigorovich as well as their Krasnodar submarine which hit ISIS command and control centers and took out several ammunition depots int eh Syrian province of Hama.
Vladimir Putin seems keen on showing the world that Russia still possesses similar military capabilities as the US.
Just yesterday, Russia started “war games” on the European eastern border near Poland and Belarus, with a deployment of 15,000 troops officially, though unofficial numbers were revised to 50,000.
Furthermore, this missile strike is a clear copy of what the US did when it showed it’s might in the region during the spring of 2017.
As you will remember, President Trump ordered a missile strike on the Syrian airbase of Shayrat on 7 April of this year, just as Chinese President Xi Jinping was visiting.
Involved in that strike were 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the Mediterranean. That strike was a direct response to the chemical attack that the Syrian forces of Bashar Al Assad had ordered just two weeks earlier. Trump was internationally praised for that move.