Russian Navy gets involved in Syria by firing 26 cruise missiles from Caspian Sea

Updated with video from Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin today that four Russian Navy ships based in the Caspian Sea had fired 26 cruise missiles at 11 targets in Syria.

Caspian Corvette Astrakhan
By Vissarion (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

“Four missile ships have launched 26 cruise missiles on 11 targets. According to the objective control data, all the targets have been destroyed, and no civilian facilities have been hit,” Shoigu said.

Shoigu added that the missiles flew nearly 1,500 km to hit their targets.


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