The Russian Federation’s President, Vladimir Putin, had quite the 63nd birthday on Wednesday, as his country’s navy displayed its cruise missile capabilities by striking the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) 26 times from their positions off the coast of Iran in the vast Caspian Sea.

The Russian cruise missile strikes that targeted the terrorist group’s positions inside Syria also marked the first time the Russian Federation has used their navy to carry out attacks in the Middle East.

According to the Russian state media, the Russian Navy was fully-equipped and prepared to launch their sophisticated cruise missiles at the ISIS targets:

“Four warships of the Caspian fleet were involved in the missile attacks, the Gepard-class frigate Dagestan and the Buyan-M-class corvettes Grad Sviyazhsk, Uglich and Veliky Ustyug. They fired cruise missiles from the Kalibr NK (Klub) VLS launchers. The missiles used are capable of hitting a target within 3 meters at a range of up to 2,500 km.”

Following the attack, the Russian Defense Minister did not reveal the ISIS sites that were targeted by his country’s navy; however, Al-Masdar News was able to catch up with members of the Syrian Air Defense in order to receive information regarding the Russian Navy’s targets.

According to the Syrian Air Defense source, the Russian Navy not only struck the Tabaqa Military Airport, but also, ISIS’ large military camp outside of the provincial capital.

The ISIS military camp is known as the “Al-Rusafa Camp”; it is located southwest of Al-Raqqa city and a few hundred meters away from the ancient Roman ruins at the Al-Rusafa Arches (formerly the city of Sergiopolis).

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The Al-Rusafa Camp possesses a large storage facility that houses the terrorist group’s heavy weaponry that is used in both Syria and Iraq; its destruction would be devastating for the ISIS Central Command.

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Not Correct! Just got word from Mate in #Raqqa ! Both Cruise missles landed in Open field Sth West Of Raqqa!