Five missiles fell in the surrounding villages, killing 5 civilians and injuring 20. Other missiles fell into the Mediterranean where they could be viewed from the decks of the ships that launched them.
A possible confirmation is simply the number fired, 59. This is what would be required to overwhelm the Russian air defense system based on the number of launchers, both S300 and S400 and other "cruise-capable" systems out there. Russia would keep their best "in the tubes" for any possible air attack, just in case the cruise missile launch was a lead to empty air defense tubes for a B 52 or similar "big show" raid. read more