[Ed. – The claim of targeting ISIS is to be taken with a grain of salt. There’s hardly anything of ISIS’s that you’d hit with a cruise missile. Certainly nothing that NEEDS to be hit with a cruise missile. But Russia’s getting to test drive, and trot out for display, a lot of cool weapons.]
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia had for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean.
“The targets were two large terrorist positions in the territory of Raqqa,” Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a televised meeting, adding that the Calibre missiles had been fired from the submarine Rostov-on-Don.
“We can say with complete confidence that fairly serious damage was done to weapons stores and a factory for preparing mines and, naturally, oil infrastructure.”
Shoigu said Russia had informed Israel and the United States in advance of its plan to launch missiles from a submarine.