Russian submarine equipped with cruise missiles off Syria coast: Source

Russian navy ships launching cruise missiles at targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea, in a video released on Nov 20, 2015.
Russian navy ships launching cruise missiles at targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea, in a video released on Nov 20, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian submarine equipped with cruise missiles has entered the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea and is near the coast of Syria, Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying on Tuesday (Dec 8).

The submarine is equipped with missiles similar to those used by the warships of Russia's Caspian flotilla to strike Islamic State targets, the source was quoted as saying.