Ukraine Buys Soviet-made Artillery Guns; 16 Civilians Killed in Yemen; Indonesians Fund ISIL
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 25 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Ukraine buys Soviet-made Gvozdika self-propelled artillery guns from Czech Republic
The Ukrainian state-run company Ukrinmash has purchased 16 Soviet-made 122mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems from the Czech Republic, the Ukrainian website Defense Express reported on Tuesday.
“The combat hardware’s total value amounted to $1.56 million,” the website reads.
According to the Ukrainian publication Delovaya Stolitsa, 563 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery guns operational in the Soviet army remained in Ukraine in 1992. However, only 300 artillery systems were operational in 2014 due to the weapons’ wear and tear and the sale of some of the guns to other countries. In 2018, Ukraine signed a contract on the delivery of Polish-made Gvozdika guns from the Czech Republic and received 40 artillery systems.
The Gvozdika self-propelled artillery gun was developed at the Kharkov-based Sergo Ordzhonikidze Plant and was adopted for service in most countries of the Warsaw Pact in the 1970s. Gvozdika artillery guns were produced in the Soviet Union, Poland and Bulgaria.
Yemen: 16 civilians killed, including children, during Saudi raids
Sixteen civilians, including seven children and four women, were killed on Tuesday during two airstrikes targeting a house in the Houthi-held Qa’atabah district belonging to the southern Yemeni province of Dhale, according to a local official and a doctor.
“The whole family was killed. The rest of the victims were paramedics living in the village killed when they rushed to help the victims” after the first strike, “and when the plane returned and killed them” said the official during a phone call he had with Agence France Presse (AFP).
A doctor at Al-Thawra Hospital in the nearby Ibb governorate, where the bodies of the dead were taken, confirmed that 16 people were killed during the attack. He further explained that among the dead there were “seven children and four women.”
The local official said the Saudi-led military coalition is likely to be behind the airstrike. The rebels also accused the coalition of carrying out two strikes, via their affiliate channel Al-Masirah.
Singapore arrests Indonesian domestic workers for ‘funding’ ISIL
Singapore has arrested three Indonesian women working as domestic helpers in the city on suspicion they donated funds to support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group, authorities said.
The government said on Tuesday the arrest of the three women highlighted the continued appeal of ISIL’s “violent ideology”.
The three women, who had worked in Singapore for between six and 13 years, started supporting the group after viewing online material last year, including videos of bomb attacks and beheadings, the Ministry of Interior said.
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Source: TASS, MEMO, Al Jazeera