Russia Fires Missiles at Terrorist Group in Syria, Hits Targets: Defense Ministry

September 22, 2017 Updated: September 22, 2017

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.

A still image taken from a video footage and released by Russia's Defence Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a missile hitting a building which Defense Ministry said was a Jabhat al-Nusra target in Syria. (Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS TV)
A still image taken from video footage and released by Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a missile hitting a building, which the Defense Ministry said was a Jabhat al-Nusra target in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via Reuters TV)
A still image taken from a video footage and released by Russia's Defense Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a Russian submarine firing cruise missiles in the Mediterranean Sea at Jabhat al-Nusra targets. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS TV)
A still image taken from video footage and released by Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a Russian submarine firing cruise missiles in the Mediterranean Sea at Jabhat al-Nusra targets. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via Reuters TV)
A still image taken from a video footage and released by Russia's Defense Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a missile hitting a building which Defense Ministry said was a Jabhat al-Nusra target in Syria. (Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS TV)
A still image taken from video footage and released by Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sept. 22, 2017, shows a missile hitting a building, which the Defense Ministry said was a Jabhat al-Nusra target in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via Reuters TV)

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