Russia attacks IS targets in Syria

  • 31/05/2017
People walk past the air defence missile systems during the International Army Games 2016 at the Ashuluk military polygon outside Astrakhan, Russia, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTSLJQJ

A Russian warship and a submarine have fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean to hit Islamic State manpower and equipment near the Syrian city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies cite the Defence Ministry as saying on Wednesday.

Russia warned the US, Turkey and Israel before launching the missiles, the ministry is quoted as saying.