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Russian Rocket Systems Destroy an Enemy; Iraq May Retaliate to Israel; N Korea Tests Submarine Missile

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 2 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Russian Uragan multiple launch rocket systems destroy enemy in Tajikistan mountain drills

The teams of Uragan multiple launch rocket systems of Russia’s 201st military base destroyed a notional enemy’s entrenched positions during drills in the mountains of Tajikistan, the press office of the Central Military District reported on Tuesday.

Under the drills’ scenario, the crews of Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles detected the location of the notional enemy’s weapons and manpower. They transmitted the coordinates to the command post of an artillery battery where the personnel prepared data for opening fire against the targets, the press office said in a statement.

“During the live-fire, the artillery crews destroyed the notional enemy’s isolated and multiple targets, command posts and hideouts by volley fire at a range of over 20km,” the statement reads.

Following the artillery strike, the crews carried out an anti-fire maneuver: after changing current and assuming new positions, the battery struck the notional enemy’s artillery, which exposed its location by retaliatory fire, the press office said.

Iraqi militia commander claims ‘green light’ to retaliate against Israel

A commander of a group within the Iranian-backed Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces militia tweeted that Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi’s claim that Israel was behind recent attacks on PMF positions was a “green light to retaliate against Israel.”

According to the Iranian Press TV, Abu Ala al-Walai, the commander of the Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada group within the PMF, tweeted the statement after Abdul-Mahdi told Al Jazeera that “investigations into the targeting of some Popular Mobilization Forces positions indicate that Israel carried it out.”

Ahmed al-Maksousi, second in command in the group, told al-Arabu al-Jadeed that he called on the Iraqi government to go through diplomatic channels by submitting complaints to the United Nations, adding that different factions will meet in the next few days in Baghdad.

Al-Maksousi stressed that “all options are open, especially since we reserve the right to respond and the Zionist entity is not far from the range of fire.”

Hamid al-Jazairi, the deputy secretary-general of the Khorasani Brigades stated that they would have a position on the matter and pointed out that the “resistance factions” aren’t just present in Iran, but also in Syria and Lebanon. He added that “the response to Israel doesn’t have to be from Iraqi territory.”

Al-Jazairi stated that there will be an “appropriate” response by the factions to the bombings “very soon,” adding that it will be announced in “a timely manner.”

North Korea has tested submarine-launched ballistic missile: South Korea

North Korea fired at least one missile off its east coast on Wednesday that South Korea said may have been launched from a submarine, a day after it announced the resumption of talks with the United States aimed at ending its nuclear programme.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the launch of what he said were two ballistic missiles, one of which fell in the waters of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), saying it was a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The launch was likely a reminder by the North, which rejects the U.N. resolutions banning the use of ballistic missile technology as an infringement on its right to self-defence, of its weapons capability ahead of the talks with Washington, analysts said.

Talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes have been stalled since a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February ended without a deal.

South Korea’s military said it had detected the launch of one missile that flew 450 km (280 miles) and reached an altitude of 910 km (565 miles). It was likely a Pukguksong-class weapon, as the North’s earlier submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) were known, that is under development.

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