A Terrorist Attack on Saudi Airport; Cyber Attack on Iranian Missile Systems; Russia`s Anti-Drone Mobile Groups
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on June 24 in last 12 hours from BulgarianMilitary.com news team:
Saudi-led coalition: Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one, wounding 21
Yemen’s Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded 21 others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said, MEMO reports.
Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV earlier said that the Iran-aligned movement had targeted Abha and Jizan airports in the south of the kingdom with drones attacks.
“A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha airport, killing a Syrian resident and wounding 21 civilians,” the coalition said in a statement carried on Saudi state television.
It did not confirm an attack on Jizan airport.
Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said a suspected drone hit the parking lot in Abha airport, which is about 200 km (125 miles) north of the Yemen border and serves domestic and regional routes.
Trump approved cyberattacks on Iranian missile systems
US President Donald Trump approved a cyberattack that neutralized Iranian computer systems that activate rocket and missile launches, MEMO reports.
According to the Washington post, the US Cyber Command launched Thursday night the cyberattacks that had been planned for several weeks, according to two of the people familiar with the matter, who said the Pentagon proposed the move after Iran allegedly hit two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman earlier this month.
On Friday, The New York Times reported that Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US military drone in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile on Thursday, but pulled back after planes were in air and ships were in position. Trump tweeted overnight Saturday that he never pulled the strike against Iran back, but merely “stopped it from going forward at this time.”
I never called the strike against Iran “BACK,” as people are incorrectly reporting, I just stopped it from going forward at this time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
Russia sets up anti-drone mobile groups at its airfields in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Mobile electronic warfare groups to protect Russia’s military aerodromes against combat unmanned aerial vehicles have been set up in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, TASS reported, according the Ministry of Defence statement.
“Russian servicemen have assumed combat duty to protect and defend the air boundaries of the aerodromes in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The mobile groups are armed with Zhitel, Silok and Lesochek electronic warfare systems. The systems allow revealing the coordinates of detected unidentified drones and jam enemy radio communications at a safe distance from military installations,” the statement says.
The military personnel are daily holding both daytime and night drills to practice repelling attacks by combat unmanned aerial vehicles, the District’s press office said.
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Source: MEMO, TASS