Russia's Defense Ministry says Kalibr and Oniks cruise missiles launched from the naval frigate Admiral Grigorovich have destroyed a "terrorist HQ" and an arms depot in Syria. The ministry published a video on YouTube showing the cruise missiles being launched.
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke about the new strikes, which included the first combat use of the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. Another YouTube video released by the ministry showed armed fighter planes taking off from the Admiral Kuznetsov's deck. According to Shoigu, the new strikes are targeting the facilities and personnel of the Islamic State (illegal in Russia) and Jabhat-al-Nusra in the Syrian provinces of Homs and Idlib.