A Missile Has Fell Near U.S. Base; Russia Will Lay Down Two Submarines; Broad Defence of Oil Fields

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 29 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Iraqi defence minister says missile fell near military base, no damage

Iraqi Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Tuesday a missile fell near a military base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad but caused no damage.

Shammari inspected the sprawling Taji base to see the security situation there, accompanied by the army aviation commander and senior officers from the defence ministry, Iraq’s news agency said.

“Camp Taji is witnessing security stability and there is no damage,” he said in a statement. Shammari stressed the need for caution to preserve the safety of all those in the camp.

A curfew was declared in Baghdad on Monday after four people were killed and 277 wounded in the fourth day of anti-government protests. Medical and security sources said security forces fired tear gas canisters directly at protesters.

Baghdad’s top military commander declared the curfew because of the unrest, which is driven by discontent over economic hardship and deep-seated corruption.

Russia to lay down two Project 636.3 conventional subs on November 1

The Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwestern Russia will lay down two Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines on November 1, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov said on Monday.

“Two Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines Ufa and Magadan will be laid down simultaneously on the same day, November 1, 2019, at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg,” the Navy chief said at a working meeting in the Admiralty, which discussed the issues of building a series of Project 636.3 submarines for the Pacific Fleet.

The Navy chief also listened to the reports by the specialized departments and directorates on the preparedness for laying down the Ufa and the Magadan and discussed with specialists of the Navy’s Shipbuilding Department the issues related to the use of technologies in the submarines’ construction that would take into account the specifics of their operation in the Far East.

U.S. military envisions broad defence of Syrian oilfields

The United States will repel any attempt to take Syria’s oil fields away from U.S.-backed Syrian militia with “overwhelming force,” whether the opponent is Islamic State or even forces backed by Russia or Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The U.S. military announced last week it was reinforcing its position in Syria with additional assets, including mechanized forces, to prevent oilfields from being taken over by remnants of the Islamic State militant group or others.

U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper offered some of his most detailed remarks to date about the mission at a news briefing on Monday.

“U.S. troops will remain positioned in this strategic area to deny ISIS access those vital resources. And we will respond with overwhelming military force against any group that threatens the safety of our forces there,” Esper told reporters at the Pentagon.

Pressed on whether the U.S. military mission included denying any Russian or Syrian government forces access to the oilfields, Esper said: “The short answer is, yes, it presently does.”

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