Syria: Russia launches rocket strike on IS from Caspian Sea
Oct.7, Abuja: Russia has launched rocket strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea, causing no civilian casualties, Russian Defence Ministry said.
Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said four warships fired 26 sea-based cruise missiles on 11 targets, destroying them.
Meanwhile, Syrian officials said that Syrian ground troops have launched an offensive under Russian air cover.
Russia denies claims that its week of strikes have mainly hit non-IS targets.
A right group based on Syria said that the most intense fighting in months in Hama and Idlib provinces. The clashes followed a wave of Russian air strikes in the same areas, it said.
The Oslo Times