Russia fires cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean submarines

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Russia fires cruise missiles at ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean submarines

Russia has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Hama province in Syria.

In a statement, Defense Ministry said that two frigates and a submarine launched six cruise missiles on IS installations, destroying command centers and ammunition depots.

Russia is one of the strongest backers of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has been carrying airstrikes in the country since September 2015.