Houthi Drone Targets a Residential Area; US Bombers Intercepted by Su-27; More Troops to the Middle East
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your wake-up news report on June 18 from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:
Saudi air defences intercept two Houthi drones
Saudi air defences intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Reuters said on Tuesday, citing the Saudi-led coalition.
Al Masirah TV, citing a military spokesman, said on Monday the Houthis launched drone attacks on Abha airport.
The Houthis have launched several strikes at Abha since last week, when a missile attack on the airport wounded 26 people.
US bombers intercepted by Russian Su-27 over Black and Baltic Seas, says defense ministry
Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercepted US strategic bombers approaching Russia’s border from the Black and Baltic Seas, a spokesman for Russia’s National Defense Management Centre said on Monday, TASS reports.
“On June 17, 2019, crews of Russian Su-27 fighter jets that were on combat duty intercepted US B-52H bombers that were approaching Russia’s state border from the Black and Baltic Seas,” the spokesman said, adding that the US aircraft did not violate Russia’s border. The Russian fighter jets performed their flights is strict compliance with the international air law.
U.S. says to send more troops to the Middle East
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran, Reuters reports.
Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when two oil tankers were attacked, which Washington has blamed on Tehran, more than a year after President Donald Trump said Washington was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.
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Source: TASS, Reuters