Russia said it has fired missiles at and hit terrorist targets in Syria using a Black Fleet submarine.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense said Friday, Sept. 22, that it had fired Kalibr cruise missiles from a “submerged position” in the Mediterranean Sea and that it had hit targets of the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria’s Idlib Province.
“This surprise missile attack in the province of Idlib eliminated critical control points, training bases, and armored vehicles,” the ministry said.
Russia claims that the missiles were in response to attacks on Russian troops stationed in neighboring Hama Province .
Groups hostile to the Syrian government, which Russia supports, fired on Russian troops on Tuesday, it said, and attempted to capture 29 of its police who were monitoring a ceasefire in the area northwest of the city of Hama.
Russia, with the help of Syrian troops and militia groups friendly to them, managed to rescue the police, only three of whom sustained injuries.