Turkish Convoy Was Attacked in Syria; Attack on Houthi Targets; Russian Artillery Live-Fire Drills
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 20 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Turkey says 3 civilians killed, 12 wounded after air strikes hit Turkish convoy in Syria
Three civilians were killed and 12 more wounded after regime air strikes hit near a Turkish military convoy that was heading to an observation post in Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said Monday, Yeni Safak reported .
“We strongly condemn this attack that contradicts existing agreements, cooperation, dialogue with Russia,” the statement read.
The convoy was heading to Observatory Point No. 9 in Syria’s Idlib, and Russia had been told in advance about the convoy, it added.
The observation post, located 88 kilometers (55 miles) from the Turkey-Syria border, was established in Arpil 2018.
The province of Idlib — one of the most targeted areas by the regime forces — has been a stronghold of opposition since the beginning of the civil war in Syria. Its population has reached four million due to internal migration.
Yemen coalition strikes caves used by Houthis to store missiles and drones
The Arab coalition in Yemen launched an attack Monday on Houthi military targets in Sanaa, Arab News reported.
The coalition advised civilians to stay away from the targeted areas, Saudi Arabia’s Al Ekhbariya TV channel said.
A report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Col. Turki Al-Maliki, coalition spokesman, as saying the Joint Forces Command carried out at past 10 p.m. a specific military operation “to destroy a number of caves used by the Houthi terrorist militia to store ballistic missiles, drones as well as weapons.”
The caves are located in Faj Atan and Al-A’amd camp in the capital Sana’a, he said.
Al-Maliki stressed that the targeting process “is in accordance with international humanitarian law and customary rules, and that the command of the joint forces of the coalition took all preventive measures and measures to protect civilians from any collateral damage.”
Baltic Fleet’s missile corvettes to hold artillery live-fire drills
Small missile ships and boats and auxiliary vessels of the Baltiysk naval base started anti-ship and air defense drills with an artillery live-fire exercise, the Baltic Fleet’s press office reported on Monday, TASS reported.
“After practicing combat training missions at their home station, the warships of the Baltiysk naval base have taken to the sea for drills where they will accomplish a set of assignments until the end of the week,” the press office said in a statement.
The drills involve about 10 warships and auxiliary vessels, the press office specified.
At the Fleet’s sea ranges, the warships will accomplish a series of anti-ship and air defense measures and perform live-fire artillery exercises of various complexity against air and naval targets, the statement says.
Aircraft and helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation will be actively involved in the drills to provide for combat training assignments. The landing of the amphibious assault force onto rough terrain of the Baltic Sea coast at the Khmelyovka training range in the Kaliningrad Region will be a major stage of the drills.
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Source: Yeni Safak, TASS, Arab News