Russian warships join Syria war with rocket attacksBy Bobricky 10:13 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 Comments
Four Russian warships in the Caspian Sea have launched 26 rockets at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria which hit their targets, Russiaâ€™s President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a joint television appearance.
Russian efforts â€œwill be synchronised with the actions of the Syrian army on the ground and the actions of our air force will effectively support the offensive operation of the Syrian army,â€ Putin said in the meeting with Shoigu on Wednesday.
â€œIn addition to the air force, four warships of the Caspian flotilla have been involved,â€ Shoigu said, adding that the warships had carried out 26 cruise missile strikes against 11 targets.
â€œThe intensity of the strikes is increasing.â€
Putin also stressed the need for cooperation with a US-led coalition fighting ISIL, saying that without cooperation from the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia the intervention was unlikely to work.
Also on Wednesday the Syrian army and pro-regime forces launched a major ground operation in Hama province backed by air support from Russian warplanes, a military source told AFP news agency.
â€œThe Syrian army and allied forces began a ground operation in the northern parts of Hama province (central Syria)â€¦ with fire cover from the Russian air force,â€ the source said.
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