Two Russian Submarines Fired Ballistic Missiles; Israeli Air Strikes in Lebanon; Terrorist Attacks in Iraq
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 26 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Two Russian submarines fired ballistic missiles in Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea – Ministry
Russian nuclear-powered submarines of the 667BDRM Tula project and 955 Yuri Dolgoruky project fired ballistic missiles at the Kura range in Kamchatka and Chizha range in the Arkhangelsk region as part of combat training, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday and TASS reported.
“On August 24, in accordance with the combat training plan, the Sineva sea-based ballistic missile and the Bulava missile were successfully launched from the Tula and Yuri Dolgoruky strategic submarines,” the ministry said.
The ministry said that rockets were fired in the Arctic Ocean and the Barents Sea.
“The large-sized mock-ups of missile warheads completed the full cycle of the flight program and successfully hit training targets at the Chizha range in the Arkhangelsk region and the Kura range on the Kamchatka Peninsula,” the ministry said.
The ministryt noted that these firing confirmed the technical properties of ballistic missiles, as well as the performance of all missile systems on submarines.
Israeli air strikes hit Palestinian military position in Lebanon – reports, security source
Israeli air strikes hit a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, early on Monday, a security source and Lebanon’s An-Nahar news said and Reuters reported.
The position belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and there were no injuries, the Lebanese security source and newspaper said.
The strikes came a day after two drones, which the Lebanese army and the Iran-backed Hezbollah group said were Israeli, crashed in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut, with one exploding.
An official from the Palestinian position in the Lebanese town of Qusaya said three air strikes hit it, causing only material damage. An-Nahar said anti-aircraft fire was launched from the position.
“MK planes (drones) targeted one of our sites with three small rockets. There were no casualties, only material damage,” official Abu Muhammad told An-Nahar.
Daesh attack kills 5, injures 6 in northern Iraq
Members of the Daesh terrorist group killed five people and injured six others in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, local police said early Sunday, MEMO reported.
A mortar attack targeted al-Hashdi al-Shabi forces who were exercising in a football pitch in Kirkuk’s Dakuk district, Afsaryav Kamil, a Kirkuk police spokesman, told Anadolu Agency.
Kamil said Daesh were aiming to enter the area through the attack but were prevented by Iraq’s Federal Police. In mid-2014, Daesh overran roughly one-third of Iraq, including the northern city of Mosul.
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Source: Reuters, TASS, MEMO