November 3, 2017 / 2:24 PM / a year ago

Russia hits Islamic State with bomb raids, missile strikes in eastern Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has carried out 18 bombing raids and nine strikes with cruise missiles launched from submarines in the last three days targeting Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, RIA news agency cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Friday.

The ministry said the strikes had helped to support attack raids by Syrian troops, RIA reported.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Gareth Jones

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