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Russia Launches Missile Strikes Targeting Islamic State in Syria

The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine hit sites around Palmyra, pictured in March.

The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine hit sites around Palmyra, pictured in March.

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Russia attacked Islamic State targets in Syria with cruise missiles fired from a warship and submarine, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.

The Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine, operating in the Mediterranean Sea, hit sites around the Syrian city of Palmyra with four Kalibr missiles, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The U.S., Turkey and Israel were notified in advance of the strikes, it said.