Turkey Continues the Military Operations in Syria; Russia Receives 9 Ballistic Missile Systems
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 18 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Turkey resumes operation in north Syria despite deal with US — media
Turkey’s forces resumed attacks on Ras al-Ayn in northeast Syria on Friday despite a deal on a temporary ceasefire reached with the US, Al Mayadeen TV channel has reported citing Kurdish sources.
According to Syria’s state news agency SANA, the Turkish military carried out artillery shelling in several villages located near Ras al-Ayn. The Al Arabiya TV channel reported that militants of the Syrian armed opposition units, fighting on Ankara’s side, had attacked a humanitarian convoy heading to the city.
Earlier, Reuters reported that shellings and clashes resumed in the city, shooting was heard and smoke was seen over several neighborhoods.
Turkey’s authorities have not commented on the report.
On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Michael Pence held talks in Ankara. Pence said following the meeting that the parties had agreed on a pause in the Turkish offensive in northern Syria to give Kurdish units a chance to leave the border safe zone that Ankara is creating. “The Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow the withdrawal of YPG from the safe zone within 120 hours. Operation Peace Spring will be halted upon completion of this withdrawal,” the agreement reads.
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force receives 9 ballistic missile systems since year start
Russia’s Strategic Missile Force has received nine ballistic missiles and nine ground-mobile launchers since the beginning of this year, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on the single military output acceptance day on Friday.
“The Strategic Missile Force continues its rearmament with advanced weapon systems. For these purposes, nine ballistic missiles, nine ground-mobile launchers and 15 items of support and communications equipment have been accepted for service,” the defense official stated.
Also, the Project 22800 small missile ship Sovetsk, the Project 19910 small hydrographic vessel Alexander Rogotsky and three battalion sets of Bastion coastal defense missile systems have been accepted for operation in the Russian Navy throughout the year, the deputy defense minister informed.
The Project 949A submarine Omsk and the Project 1234.1 small missile ship Smerch have undergone repairs with their upgrade, he added.
Russia’s Aerospace Force has accepted an S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, nine new and seven repaired aircraft, 16 new and 19 repaired helicopters, two Soyuz-2.1B carrier rockets and also 13 new and eight repaired radar stations, the deputy defense minister said.
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