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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at IS targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

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Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at IS targets near Syria's Deir al-Zor

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian frigate Admiral Essen fired Kalibr cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday to help a Syrian army offensive in the area, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The strike, which was launched from the Mediterranean, destroyed command and communications posts, as well as ammunition depots, a facility to repair armoured vehicles, and a large group of militants, the ministry said. The strike had targeted Islamic State fighters from Russia and the former Soviet Union, it added.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)
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