Russia Scrawls Messages on Cruise Missiles–Before Sending Bombs to Syria to Target ISIS

By Zack
November 20, 2015 2:39 pm Last Updated: November 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Russian soldiers scrawled messages on cruise missiles destined for Syrian ISIS targets, including “For Paris.”

The pilots also wrote “For ours” and “For our people” on some missiles before sending them to Syria, with targets including the Raqqa province where the terror group Islamic State has been frequenting recently.

Russia’s Defence Minister posted a video showing pilots writing the messages on the missiles.

In this photo made from video released from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, a Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 bomber drops bombs on a target in Syria as part of a Russian air campaign against targets in Syria, according to information provided by Russian Defense Ministry. Russian long-range bombers and navy ships have launched 101 cruise missiles in four days, including 18 fired by Russian navy ships from the Caspian Sea on Friday, according to information released by Russian Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)
In this photo made from video released from Russian Defense Ministry official website on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, a Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 bomber drops bombs on a target in Syria as part of a Russian air campaign against targets in Syria, according to information provided by Russian Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service)

 

“‘Pilots and technicians of Hmeymim airbase have sent their message to terrorists by priority airmail,” the caption accompanying the video said.

The FAB-250-M62 high explosive bombs were taken to Syria in Russian Su-34 attack jets, reported state-affiliated Russia Today.

The messages are in support of France after ISIS terrorists killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others earlier this month.

 

The video and pictures come after photos emerged of U.S. Hellfire bombs being prepared for the same use, with the words “From Paris, with love” scrawled on them.

Russia stepped up its campaign against ISIS after determining the terror group was responsible for downing a Russian airliner in Egypt last month, killing all 224 on board.

Russia hit over 200 targets on the same day President Vladimir Putin confirmed the Islamic State bomb brought down the plane, with oil trucks and refineries among the targets.