Russia hits ISIS with missiles launched from a submarine

Russia has brought in submarines to the military operations in Syria.
Russian submarine, Rostov-on-Don, fired cruise missiles at Al-Raqqah, the stronghold of ISIS – reports Russian RBK referring to a sources in the Russian Ministry of Defence. The submarine, transitioning from the Russian Northern Fleet to Novorossiysk, launched Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean. Russian commandment currently analyse the results of the strike using aerial and space surveillance.

According to an unnamed source, the strike was carried upon the order of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, allegedly after ISIS involvement in the crash of Russian plane A 321 in Egypt was officially confirmed.

The launch of missiles from Rostov-on-Don has become the first case in Russian military history when missiles were fired from a submarine at a real enemy.

There has been no official confirmation of the attack from the Russian Federation but French Le Monde has already reported about it.
Reuters, referring to the US officials, noted that Russia informed the American side about the strikes.

Previously Russia admitted that A 321 plane crashed as a result of a terrorist act.

  Russia, Syrian Conflict, ISIS