Russia has fired four cruise missiles at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) targets near the Syrian city of Palmyra.

They were fired from a Russian warship and submarine in the Mediterranean Sea.

Russia's Defence Ministry says it warned the US, Turkey and Israel before launching the attack.

 

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.

Middle East, War & Conflict