Russia may launch cruise missiles at Syria militants from ships in Mediterranean Sea

Russian naval landing ship Azov sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.
Russian naval landing ship Azov sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea.PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia may use its ships in the Mediterranean Sea to fire missiles at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria, a senior Russian military officer told a newspaper on Friday (Oct 16).

Russia has previously launched cruise missiles at the militants from the Caspian Sea, which flew over Iran and Iraq.

When asked if it might launch similar attacks from the Mediterranean if necessary, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily: "Without doubt."