Russian warships from the Caspian flotilla have launched 18 cruise missiles on terrorist targets in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday.
Russia’s military action in Syria is carried out well, but is not enough to free the Arab Republic of terrorism and protect Russia from potential attacks, President Vladimir Putin said during a video conference with military commanders, thanking them for their work.
“The tasks are being carried out, and they are carried out well,” Putin said Thursday. “But this is so far not enough to clear Syria of fighters, terrorists, and shield Russia from possible terrorist attacks,” the president added.
“There is a lot of work ahead of us and I hope the next stages will be carried out just as professionally, and bring the expected results.”
The source said that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets targeted 3 large oil tanks, a factory of making explosive devices, a workshop for mortars and 3 stations for refining crude oil on Thursday, the Syrian state news agency reported.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Defense Ministry affirmed that the Russian air force will intensify raids against terrorist organization positions, adding the warplanes continue their combatant sorties.
MOSCOW, November 20. /TASS/. Ten ships of the Russian Navy are involved in the anti-terrorism operation in Syria, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Friday.
“The naval group comprises ten ships, six of them are in the Mediterranean,” the minister said.
Shoigu said the Caspian flotilla warships on Friday launched 18 cruise missiles at terrorist positions in Syria hitting seven targets.
“On November 20, the Caspian flotilla warships launched 18 cruise missiles at seven targets in the Raqqa, Idlib and Aleppo provinces of Syria. All the targets were hit,” Shoigu said.
On October 7, the Caspian flotilla warships took part in an operation against the Islamic State terrorist group. They delivered a massive cruise missile strike at the IS targets in Syria from the Kalibr NK sea-based complex from the Caspian Sea water area.
Russia has banned the Islamic State in its territory as an extremist terrorist organization.