The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino have delivered strikes with ten “Kalibr” cruise missiles near the town of Mayadin to support the Syrian army’s offensive on Deir ez-Zor, Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.
“The Black Sea Fleet’s submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino have delivered two salvo strikes with Kalibr seaborne cruise missiles to destroy the designated targets from the Mediterranean Sea today. The strikes against international terrorists’ facilities near the town of Mayadin were delivered to support the Syrian army’s successful offensive to rout the ISIS bridgehead in the province of Deir ez-Zor. The launches of ten cruise missiles were made from the submerged position. The data registering equipment has confirmed the destruction of all the designated targets,” the spokesman said.
According to the spokesman, Russia’s multi-level reconnaissance system deployed in Syria has exposed the most important ISIS facilities in the province of Deir ez-Zor over the past week. These are terrorists’ command posts, large arms and ammunition depots and hangars with the armor of ISIS near the community of Mayadin.
Konashenkov clarified that considerable casualties were inflicted on the ISIS grouping’s manpower and military hardware near the town of Mayadin.