Israeli Airstrikes in the Gaza Strip; Dozens Soldiers Killed in Mali; Russia Creates Cyber Crime Division;
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 2 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
IDF strikes Gaza terror targets in response to rocket barrages on south
The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday said it had carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket barrages fired into Israel by Gaza terrorists on Friday night.
“Tonight IDF warplanes attacked a wide array of terror targets, including a military compound belonging to the naval forces of the Hamas terror group, a military compound belonging to the organization’s air defense system, a missile simulator, training facilities, an arms manufacturing site, and a military compound used as a weapons storehouse,” the army said in a statement.
“The attack was carried out in response to the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier in the evening,” the statement said, adding that the Air Force also attacked Hamas’s underground infrastructure in the north, center, and south of the Strip.
“The IDF sees with great severity rocket attacks against Israeli territory, is in a high state of readiness and will continue to act as necessary against attempts to harm Israeli civilians. The IDF sees the Hamas terror organization as responsible for all acts in and emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the army said.
Mali says at least 35 soldiers killed in militant attack
Thirty-five Malian soldiers were killed in a militant attack on a military position in northern Mali on Friday, the army said, cautioning that the death toll was provisional.
The attack deals another blow to the West African country’s military, which is still reeling from deadly jihadist raids in late September that underscored the increasing reach and sophistication of armed groups operating in the region.
“The provisional toll has increased to 35 killed on the side of the Malian armed forces,” the army said in a post on its Facebook page.
Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs intends to set up division to fight cyber crime
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs will create units to combat crimes in the field of high technology, including the Internet, official representative of the ministry Irina Volk told TASS on Friday.
“Russia’s Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev decided to create departments within the ministry that would specialize in fighting cyber crimes,” she said.
Volk noted that the new divisions will be formed on a sectoral basis within the existing staff in the central apparatus of the ministry and territorial internal affairs bodies.
Head of Sberbank Herman Gref said earlier that cooperation with the state needs to be expanded to combat cyber fraud. “We see that as the largest player we must create an ecosystem and cooperate with the state,” he said. “The issue is the speed of response. If we talk about phishing, we need cooperation between telecom operators, regulators, and law enforcement agencies. Without such coordination, it does not matter what ultramodern reliable systems you build – you cannot hold anyone accountable. It’s a matter of creating a collaborative system,” he said.
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Source: TASS, Reuters, TTI