Aerial VIDEO: Russian Fighter Jets Destroy Al-Nusra Front Positions in Syria

Fri Aug 19, 2016 21:47:38

The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday posted a video it said shows militants’ positions being hit by missiles launched from the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

The Serpukhov and the Zeleny Dol corvettes launched three long-range Kalibr cruise missiles on Friday at Syria's al-Qaida branch, formerly known as the Nusra Front, according to Russian authorities.

The ministry said the missiles destroyed a command facility and a militant camp near the militant-held town of Daret Azzeh, along with a mine-making facility and a weapons facility in the province of Aleppo. Russian warships in the past have launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria from both the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean.

The development comes after Russia this week began using Iranian territory to launch airstrikes in Syria, with Moscow’s bombers flying out of the Islamic Republic for three straight days to hit targets in the war-ravaged country.

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