Russia Launches Missiles Against Islamic State Targets In Syria

Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at so-called Islamic State positions in Syria.

The Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine launched the missiles at IS targets in the ancient city of Palmyra.

It said the missiles successfully hit IS heavy weapons and fighters whom the group had deployed and moved to Palmyra from its stronghold of Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS and its self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Source: News Now/Forces Network

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.