Russia Fires Missiles from Mediterranean on Targets in ISIS Stronghold in Syria’s Raqqa

Russia Fires Missiles from Mediterranean on Targets in ISIS Stronghold in Syria’s Raqqa
Tue Nov 17, 2015 18:06:41

The Russian military has launched airstrikes against the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria with cruise missiles from their ships in the Mediterranean Sea, France’s Le Monde newspaper said, citing a French official.

The information that Russia has struck ISIS positions in Raqqa has been also reported by a senior French government source, cited by Reuters.

A US official told Reuters that Moscow has conducted a significant number of strikes in Syria using both sea-launched cruise missiles and long-range bombers.

Russia gave notice to Washington ahead of the airstrikes, in accordance with an agreement on air safety, US official said, adding that some of Russian strikes had targeted Raqqa, the stronghold of IS militants; RT reported.

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