1257 GMT February 20, 2018
The submarines ‘Veliky Novgorod’ and ‘Kolpino’ launched 10 missiles on Thursday when patrolling the Mediterranean, the ministry spokesman, General Igor Konashenkov, told reporters, RT reported.
The spokesman said the submarines fired the missiles while submerged.
Before the missile strikes, Russian surveillance detected the Daesh terrorist group’s targets in Deir ez-Zor Province, including command centers, large ammunition depots and hangars housing terrorists' armored vehicles, the ministry added.
Syrian troops are now on their ground offensive in the area near the Euphrates river, getting close air support from the Russian military.
Since 2015, Russia has been conducting aerial attacks against terrorist positions in Syria at a request from the Syrian government.
Konashenkov also noted that Russian air and naval forces would continue to support the Syrian Army’s offensive aimed at pushing Daesh out of Deir ez-Zor Province.
The development came only two days after Russia’s Defense Ministry said the country’s military aircraft had killed seven Daesh terrorist field commanders, including a terrorist coordinator, in the province.