Russian warships launch missiles, destined for targets in Syria, from warships
in the Caspian Sea, more than 900 miles away. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said four warships launched at least 26 missiles at Islamic State targets. President Bashar al-Assad’s have recently launched a ground offensive in central Syria backed by Russian airstrikes, the first time Assad’s forces have co-ordinated with the Russian air offensive
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with the country’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu, said the Caspian Flotilla warships fired at the IS facilities in Syria, hitting all the targets.
“The fact that we conducted the firing from the Caspian Sea at a distance of about 1,500 kilometers using high-precision weapons and hit all the set targets certainly suggests good preparation of the defense-industrial complex, and good training of personnel,” said Putin.