On Friday the Russian Black Sea fleet’s submarine, ‘Veliky Novgorod’ launched Kalibr cruise missiles against terrorist targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The attack from a submerged position came in the wake of an al-Nusra Front terrorist offensive in the Idlib Province where a Russian military police unit was surrounded.
“The missile strike destroyed important command centers, training bases and armored vehicles of the terrorists who tried to capture 29 Russian military policemen in the north of the Hama Province,” the ministry’s statement said. “The targets included strongholds, militants and armored vehicles, as well as ammunition depots belonging to al-Nusra Front in the Idlib Province. The distance of the strike was nearly 300 kilometers.”
Reconnaissance confirmed the successful destruction of all targets.