Russian Federation fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria

Russian Federation fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria

Russian Federation fires 7 cruise missiles at IS in Syria

Russian submarines have fired seven cruise missiles at Isis militants in Syria, Russia's defence ministry reportedly said.

All targeted objects were hit, the ministry said.

Since 2015, much to the West's dislike, Russian Federation has provided military backing for Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.

Advanced stealth technology is coupled with 18 torpedoes and eight cruise missiles, which Russian Federation claims will allow the craft to strike land, sea and air targets.

In this strike, the missiles were aimed at IS command points, communication hubs and arms dumps southeast of the city of Deir el-Zour, where Syrian troops and allied militias are battling the extremists.

The evacuation, negotiated by Lebanon's Hezbollah group, removed the militants from the Syria-Lebanon border but angered Iraq and the US, which said they should have been killed on the battlefield.

Last week the Syrian Arab Army fought its way to the outskirts of the city, breaking a three-year siege by ISIS.

American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are also fighting near the city, advancing from the north bank of the Euphrates river, while Assad's forces move in from the south. The U.S. said it did not strike the convoy itself because of the presence of civilians.

US -backed militias fighting Islamic State are not planning to enter the city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a USA military spokesman said on Thursday, reducing the chances of the American allies coming face to face with Syrian government forces.

The convoy was stranded in the desert for about two weeks, even though reports claim that some of the vehicles were able to slip into the militant-held territory.

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