Turkey Uses White Phosphorus in Syria; Israel Has Right to Act; Russian Helicopters Strike Enemy

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 19 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Turkey uses white phosphorus in the alleged ‘safe zone’ in Syria – Report

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that it was “collecting information with regard to possible use of chemical weapons” following reports white phosphorus was used by Turkish forces against civilians earlier this week, the Guardian reported on Friday.

Despite the US-brokered 120-hour ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces announced by US Vice President Mike Pence, media sources reported the fighting continues, with disturbing images showing severely burned children that were allegedly wounded during Turkish attacks on northern Syria.

One of the images shows 13-year-old Mohammed Hamid Mohammed, who was wounded in Tal Tamir in what Turkey claims is the “safe zone.”

Pompeo to ‘Post’: Israel has right to act in Syria, U.S. will stop Iran

Despite the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, Israel retains operational freedom to defend itself and America remains committed to closely watching the Iraqi-Syrian border to help prevent the transfer of Iranian arms into the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told The Jerusalem Post on Friday in an exclusive interview.

“Our administration’s been very clear,” he said. “Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation states not only have the right to do but an obligation to do.”

Russian Baltic Fleet’s helicopters strike enemy command posts with missiles in drills

Helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation fired missiles and rockets to destroy a notional enemy’s command posts and military hardware during drills in Russia’s westernmost Kaliningrad Region, the Fleet’s press office reported on Friday.

“The scheduled drills involved over 10 crews of Mi-24 and Mi-8 attack and military transport helicopters, as well as Ka-27 and Ka-29 deck-based gunships of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation,” the press office said in a statement.

“During the flights, the crews launched airborne missiles and rockets of various types, fired helicopter guns, practiced maneuvering in a dogfight, searching for submarines with the help of dipping sonar systems and making approaches for targets under a notional enemy’s jamming,” the statement says.

Read more: Turkey Continues the Military Operations in Syria; Russia Receives 9 Ballistic Missile Systems

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Source: TASS, TJP