Rus­sian cruise mis­sile salvo tar­gets Is­lamic State tar­gets

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MOSCOW | Rus­sians war­ships in the Mediter­ranean Sea have fired four cruise mis­siles at the Is­lamic State group’s po­si­tions in Syria, the Rus­sian de­fense min­istry said on Wed­nes­day.

The an­nounce­ment came as Syr­ian govern­ment troops pushed ahead in their of­fen­sive against IS and mil­i­tants in cen­tral and north­ern Syria.

Moscow said in a state­ment that the Ad­mi­ral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar sub­ma­rine launched the mis­siles at IS tar­gets in the area of the an­cient town of Palmyra. There was no in­for­ma­tion on when the mis­siles were launched.

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