uise missiles launched from a Russian warship in the Mediterranean Sea. Two of four rockets fired from a Russian frigate and a Russian submarine. Their target, Islamic State militants near the Syrian city of Palmyra. These images released by the Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday.
said the missiles were aimed at forces and equipment that Islamic State had previously deployed in Raqqa, and that all were destroyed.
The United States, Turkey, and Israel were warned before the strike, the Ministry said. A Russian news agency says it's the first strike of its kind since November, although it's unclear exactly when it took place. Moscow is a firm ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with Iran. Russia's intervention in the war has turned the tide in Assad's favor, even as the Kremlin coordinates with Washington over fighting Islamic State.