Russia says struck Islamic State for first time with missiles fired from submarine

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 08, 2015 2:25 PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday during a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin that Russia had for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean.

Putin told Shoigu at the same meeting that Russia should not open the flight recorder of the Russian warplane downed by Turkey recently near the Turkish-Syrian border without the presence of international experts.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Anton Zverev; Editing by Gareth Jones)