Syrian Forces Thwarted an Israeli Attack; An Attack on Saudi Airport; U.S. Troops in Poland; And a Bit More
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your wake-up news report on June 12 from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:
Syrian air defences thwart Israeli missile attack in southern Syria – SANA
Syrian Air Defences thwarted an Israeli attack on Tal al-Hara in southern Syria and shot down a number of them, Reuters reported, according Syrian state news agency SANA.
Located in Daraa Governorate, Tal al-Hara is considered as a strategic hill overlooking the occupied Golan Heights.
The missile attack resulted only in damage and Israel then conducted an “electronic war” in which radars were subjected to interference, SANA added.
Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi Abha Airport with a cruise missile – Al Masirah TV
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement carried out an attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia with a cruise missile, Reuters reportd, according the group’s Al-Masirah TV information early on Wednesday.
There was no Saudi confirmation of the attack.
US to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland
The United States will add 1,000 troops to the 4,000 already deployed in Poland, a defense official said Tuesday, Defense One reported.
Speaking not for attribution a day ahead of an anticipated formal announcement, the official said the added troops would have logistical, not combat, duties.
The announcement is expected when Polish President Andrzej Duda meets with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington.
“There will be a troop increase, but what is more important, new capabilities/cohesion to US deployments. Most importantly, though, we are likely to progress from temporary/provisional arrangements regarding the presence,” a Polish official told Defense One on Monday.
Polish Ministry of National Defence Watches F-35s
Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced in May his government had sent a letter of request to Washington to buy 32 F-35A aircraft to replace the remaining Russian planes in its fleet, Breaking Defense reported.
Blaszczak, along with US defense officials, traveled to Eglin Air Base in Florida this week to see the F-35 in action and continue discussions on a possible purchase, the administration official confirmed.
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Source: Reuters, Defense One, Breaking Defense