Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at ISIS in Syria

On June 23, Russian naval vessels fired six Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea into Syria’s Hama province. The missiles were launched from two frigates, the Admiral Essen (751) and Admiral Grigorovich (745), and a submarine, the Krasnodar (K-148). Russia informed Turkey and Israel of the missile launch before reportedly striking ISIS command points and weapon and ammunition stores in the region.

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Missile Defense Project, "Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at ISIS in Syria," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 23, 2017, last modified June 15, 2018,