According to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the country has fired four cruise missiles from the Mediterranean, targeting ISIS positions near the Syrian city of Palmyra.

Before the onslaught, Russia warned the U.S., Turkey and Israel, the ministry said.

“The Russian Navy's Admiral Essen frigate and Krasnodar submarine performed a launch of four Kalibr cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean against the targets of the IS [Daesh] terrorist groups in the area of Palmyra,” it added.

The targets included ISIS bases for heavy weapons and fighters.

The raid came after Russian President Vladimir Putin called for action against the terrorist group in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester which killed 22 people including children as young as 8.

Russia has been actively fighting ISIS in Syria.

Following the Manchester attack, Putin called for further cooperation between Russia and Britain in order to eliminate the threat of terrorism.

“We expect that its masterminds won’t go unpunished,” the Russian president said.

Russia itself has suffered from terrorist attacks this year, as a bombing targeted St Petersburg metro.

ISIS emerged in Iraq and Syria in 2014, and declare a so-called caliphate in the region.