Saudi Airport Was Attacked; Air Strikes in Northwest Syria; BrahMos Missiles on the Market
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 29 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Yemen’s Houthis attack Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport with a cruise missile on Wednesday, the group’s military spokesman said in a tweet, MEMO reported.
Spokesman Yahya Saria said the missile targeted plane hangars and led to air traffic being halted at the airport.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said a “hostile projectile” fired by the Iran-aligned group landed in Abha airport late Wednesday but caused no injuries, Saudi state news agency quoted the coalition military spokesman as saying early on Thursday.
Air strikes hit rebel-held northwest Syria, nine killed
Jets believed to be Syrian or Russian on Wednesday struck a main rebel-held city in northwest Syria, killing at least nine civilians, in stepped up strikes on the last rebel bastion in northwest Syria, residents and rescuers said, MEMO reported.
The air strikes hit Maarat al-Numan, from which tens of thousands of people have fled in the last two weeks fearing an imminent assault by advancing Russian-backed Syrian troops.
Residents said heavy air strikes hit other villages and towns in Idlib province. A strike hit a market in the city of Saraqeb, causing injuries and extensive damage to a main residential area.
Earlier air strikes hit rebel positions near a Turkish military post in Sher Maghar village at the edge of Hama and Idlib provinces, where the army has waged a fierce offensive against rebels, according to activists and a senior Turkish security source.
Russia, India to start deliveries of BrahMos missiles to third countries
The BrahMos Aerospace Russian-Indian Joint Venture may conclude contracts by the end of 2019 on the delivery of BrahMos missiles to third countries, JV Indian Co-Director Kumar Mishra told TASS at the MAKS-2019 international aerospace exhibition on Wednesday.
“Several countries have applied to us with a request for the delivery of BrahMos missiles and we have informed the Defense Ministries of Russia and India about that and are now waiting for their permission to sign contracts. We hope and expect that we will have these contracts at the end of this year or at the beginning of next year,” he stated.
Responding to a question about the countries, to which the BrahMos missiles will be delivered, Mishra said: “These will be the states friendly to Russia and India.”
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Source: MEMO TASS