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Syria: Russia Bombs Hama From Mediterranean With Missiles

1 MIN READJun 23, 2017 | 16:13 GMT

Russian forces targeted fighters from the Islamic State in Syria's west-central Hama province with sea-based cruise missiles fired from the eastern Mediterranean, Daily Sabah reported June 23. The six Kalibr cruise missiles reportedly destroyed the Islamic State command posts and ammunition depots in the town of Akerbat. No information was provided on the date of the strikes. Russian Ministry of Defense said Turkish and Israeli military were informed about the missile launches "in a timely manner" but made no mention of the United States. Russia announced June 19 that it would suspend the deconfliction channel that had been set up between Russia and the United States to prevent and de-escalate conflict between the two countries in Syria, after U.S. coalition forces shot down a Syrian government warplane June 18.

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