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Russia Detected Missile Launches From French Warship as Its Plane Went Down off Syria's Coast

A Russian Il-20 surveillance plane went off radars Monday night as four Israeli F-16s attacked Syria's Latakia

Russian airspace control systems have registered missile launches from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS Auvergne, fired rockets around 8pm GMT Monday, the Russian military said.

“Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne,” the ministry’s statement read. The Auvergne is deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Syria.

The launch was detected around the same time as four Israeli jets were carrying out missile strikes against targets in Syria’s Latakia province, the MoD added.

Source: RT
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