Russian S-400 Teams Thwart Massive Air Strike; US Looking for Daesh Leaders; Iraq Blames the US
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 22 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia’s Baltic Fleet S-400 teams thwart massive air strike in drills
The Baltic Fleet’s combat teams of S-400 Triumf, S-300 Favorit surface-to-air missile systems and Pantsyr-S1 air defense missile/gun weapons repelled a notional enemy’s massive air attack during drills, TASS reported according the Fleet’s press office statement.
“The air defense drills practiced defending ground installations and infrastructure against strikes by a notional enemy’s aircraft that launched a raid on the protected area using the entire range of altitudes and speeds,” the press office said in a statement.
The Su-24 bombers, Su-27 fighters, Su-30SM multirole fighter jets and also Mi-8, Mi-24 and Ka-27 helicopters simulated the notional enemy in the drills, the statement reads.
The combat teams conducted over 30 simulated launches against the notional enemy’s real air targets whose role was performed by the Fleet’s naval aviation.
US offers $5 million for intel on Daesh leaders
The US State Department announced Wednesday it is offering rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the capture of three Daesh terrorist leaders, MEMO reported.
Washington is looking to locate Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, also known as Hajji Abdullah, Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, known as Hajji Hamid, and Mu‘taz Numan ‘Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, also called Hajji Taysir.
“This announcement comes at an important time as the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and our partners on the ground continue to target ISIS remnants,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said during a news conference, using another name for the Daesh terrorist group.
Iraq paramilitary force says US ‘responsible’ for base attacks
Iraq’s paramilitary groups on Wednesday blamed a series of recent blasts at their weapons depots and bases on the United States and Israel, Arab News reported.
The statement from the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the umbrella grouping of Iraq’s mostly Shiite Muslim paramilitary groups, many of which are backed by Iran, said the United States had allowed four Israeli drones to enter the region accompanying US forces and carry out missions on Iraqi territory.
“We announce that the first and last entity responsible for what happened are the American forces, and we will hold them responsible for whatever happens from today onwards,” said the statement, signed by deputy head of the PMF, Jamal Jaafar Ibrahimi, known by his nom de guerre Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandes.
The PMF statement came a day after several blasts hit a position held by a PMF group next to Balad air base about 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad.
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Source: TASS, MEMO, Arab News