Russia gave warning of Syria cruise missile strikes, US says

The Pentagon said December 8, 2015 that Moscow alerted the US in advance that a submarine in the Mediterranean would strike Islamic State targets with cruise missiles like these shown in video from the Russian Defence Ministry's website on October 7Russia warned in advance that its military would launch strikes Tuesday on Syria for the first time from a submarine stationed in the Mediterranean, the United States said. The strikes were aimed at “two terrorist strongholds” around Raqa, the de facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State group, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The advanced notice on the cruise missiles was “an additional measure of safety,” said Cook.

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