Cyberattack Against Iran; Rising Terror Attacks Against Turks; Daesh Militants Escape Camp;
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 17 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
“US Cyberattack against Iran”
Reuters news agency has reported that the USA staged a cyberattack against Iran pursuant to the attacks against the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia last September. Washington and Riyadh named Tehran as the party responsible for the attack, which inflicted substantial damage on Saudi oil supply. The US officials who spoke with the news agency reported that the attack was staged in late September and targeted Tehran’s propaganda capabilities.
“One of the officials said the strike affected physical hardware, but did not provide further details. It highlights how President Donald Trump’s administration has been trying to counter what it sees as Iranian aggression without spiraling into a broader conflict,” the agency reported.
According to the report, the scope of the recent strike “appears more limited than other such operations against Iran this year,” for example, “after the downing of an American drone in June and an alleged attack by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on oil tankers in the Gulf in May.”
Reuters noted that the Pentagon declined to comment about the report. The agency estimated that “The impact of the attack, if any, could take months to determine.”
YPG/PKK terror group supporters attack Turks in Germany
Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Germany expressing concern over rising attacks by YPG/PKK terror group supporters on Turkish representatives, organizations and community in the country, Ankara’s ambassador said Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Ali Kemal Aydin condemned the acts of violence by YPG/PKK terrorist organization supporters in Germany.
Turkey sent a diplomatic note to the German Foreign Ministry demanding the security of Turkish institutions and businesses, he said.
Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria to secure its borders by eliminating terrorist elements and to ensure the safe return of Syrian refugees and Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the YPG.
Aydin also added that terror supporters target Turks and their businesses on social media.
“We expect the federal and state security authorities to take more measures for public peace,” he told reporters.
Two Belgian Daesh militants escape camp in north Syria -Belgium
Two Daesh militants from Belgium have escaped custody in northern Syria in the course of Turkey’s offensive against Kurdish forces there, the head of Belgium’s security assessment agency said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Paul Van Tigchelt, head of OCAD, told a parliamentary committee that two men and three women, either Belgian or with links to Belgium, were no longer in prison in a camp where they had been held under Kurdish control since the defeat of Daesh by US-backed coalition forces in 2017.
Kurdish officials have said almost 800 Daesh-affiliated foreigners, many of them women and children, escaped Ain Issa camp in northwestern Syria after the Turkish incursion began last week. There are also fears that jihadists held in jails in Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria could escape.
“It is unlikely that the FTFs could reach the European continent unnoticed and uncontrolled,” Van Tigchelt said referring, using an acronym for “foreign terrorist fighters”, of which there were about 55 in Syria with links to Belgium.
“This is unlikely, but you should be clear that this is not impossible. And it is unlikely as long as – among other things – that the deal that Turkey struck with the EU holds.”
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Source: MEMO, Anadolu Agency, Israeli Defense