Russian warship passes through Bosphorus to join Syria mission

Istanbul—Russian warship “Mirage” on Friday passed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait, heading to the Mediterranean to back up Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria, AFP journalists reported. The corvette, which left Russia’s Sevastopol base in Crimea on Thursday, is on a mission is to protect other navy ships from other ships or submarines.
Russian marines soldiers were seen on the vessel loaded with cruise missile launchers as well as artillery, AFP journalists reported. Mirage took part in the 2008 war between Georgia and Russia over Moscow-backed South Ossetia region.—APP

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