Russia fires missiles near enclave besieged by IS

Russia fires missiles near enclave besieged by ISA Russian warship on Tuesday fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean at the Islamic State group near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor where regime forces are battling the jihadists, Moscow said. The Russian defence ministry said the strike, which was carried out by the frigate “Admiral Essen,” hit IS targets near the town of Al-Shula, which were controlled by fighters from Russia and other post-Soviet nations. “The launch of the Kalibr cruise missiles has ensured the continued success of the advance by Syrian government troops and helped thwart plans of IS militants to regroup and reinforce the positions of terrorists in the vicinity of the city of Deir Ezzor,” the ministry said.

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