Israeli F-35s Strike Iran Targets; Russia Repairs a Nuclear Submarine; Report Proves Qatar Supports Terrorism
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 30 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Israel strikes Iran targets in Iraq
Israeli F-35 fighter jets have been revealed to be responsible for a number of air strikes conducted on Iranian targets in Iraq over the past 11 days, according to the Saudi-run newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat, MEMO reported.
The strikes reportedly killed members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Iran-backed Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah.
They included a strike on 19 July the Iraqi military said an unmanned drone killed one fighter and wounded two Iranians, the United States (US) denied involvement.
The report cited unnamed western diplomatic sources as revealing that Israel was also behind another strike on Iraq carried out on Sunday at Camp Ashraf, 40 kilometres north-east of the capital Baghdad, and that the targets consisted of Iranian military advisors and a ballistic missile shipment which was being stored there.
Russian shipbuilders start repairs of nuclear-powered subs for Pacific Fleet
The Zvezda Ship Repair Center in the Russian Far East has launched repairs of the Project 949A nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk and the Project 971 nuclear-powered underwater cruiser Magadan that are in service with Russia’s Pacific Fleet, TASS reported according the Zvezda press office statement on Tuesday.
“Planned works are underway on the Irkutsk to detect and repair faults in the ship’s fittings, general ship assemblies and rudder gear. The Magadan has been examined and works on it will begin in the immediate future,” the statement says.
A technical project is ready for upgrading the Irkutsk’s hull. It has been drawn up by engineers of the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the press office said.
“The nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk is due to be delivered [to the Navy] in 2022,” the statement says.
New York Times report proves Qatar’s support of terrorism, says UAE’s Gargash
The UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that a recent New York Times (NYT) report proves Qatar’s ties to terrorism, Arab News reported.
Earlier this month, the NYT said they obtained an audio recording “of a mobile phone conversation between the Qatari ambassador to Somalia and a businessman close to the emir of Qatar” about a terrorist attack in Bosaso in the north of Somalia.
In the conversation, the businessman, named Khalifa Kayed Al-Muhanadi, said he knew who was behind the attack, and that it was carried out to “advance Qatar’s interests by driving out its rival, the UAE.”
Gargash said the report “proves Doha’s ties to terrorism,” in a Tweet on Tuesday.
He said: “The recording is dangerous and can’t be denied without an investigation. The accusation of resorting to terrorism against the UAE is regrettable and justifies the four countries’ boycott of Qatar.”
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Source: TASS, MEMO, Arab News