US Convoy Was Under Fire; Hamas Shot at an Israeli Drone; Netanyahu Talks About Iranian Nuclear Weapon
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 4 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Free Syrian Army opens fire against US convoy heading to Iraq – Russia’s Defense Ministry
Fighters of the Free Syrian Army, allies of the Turkish Armed Forces, opened fire on Sunday against a convoy of US troops heading to Iraq, Major General Yuri Borenkov, chief of the Russian center for reconciliation of conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters at a briefing.
“It was reported via the de-conflicting line with the US side that on November 3 a convoy of US service members moving along Road M4 towards the Iraqi border came under shelling some six kilometers west of Tell Tamer from the area controlled by pro-Turkish fighters of the Syrian National Army (a new name of the Free Syrian Army – TASS). There were no casualties,” Borenkov said.
On October 9, Turkey launched a military incursion into northern Syria, codenaming it Operation Peace Spring, with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army carrying it out. Erdogan’s military campaign kicked off with airstrikes on the positions of the previously US-backed Kurdish units. The Erdogan government claimed that its goal is to clear the border area of what it calls ‘terrorists’ (Turkey’s broad label of the Kurdish forces) and establish a 30 km-long buffer zone in Syria’s north, where over Syrian refugees in Turkey would resettle. Ankara now controls a land strip, including the cities of Ras al-Ayn and Tell Ayad.
Hamas shoots at IDF drone, may have downed it – Palestinian report
The Hamas terrorist movement shot at an IDF drone over the Gaza Strip and may have succeeded in shooting it down, according to reports from the Gaza Strip.
According to some reports, the drone left the area after being shot at. Other Palestinian reports claimed that the terrorist group succeeded in downing the drone within the Gaza Strip. According to Al Arabiya, Hamas claimed that it succeeded in shooting down an Israeli drone in the northern Gaza Strip.
According to Al Mayadeen, the drone that was shot down was a quadcopter. Al Ain reported that Hamas was able to take possession the drone.
The targeting of the IDF drone comes after a tense weekend in southern Israel when the IAF attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group shot 10 rockets into Israel and hit a residential building.
Netanyahu: Without Israel, Iran would have nuclear weapons
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is committed to keeping Iran from entrenching itself militarily on its borders and that were it not for Israel, Tehran would already possess nuclear weapons.
“We have one main goal and that is to make sure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons and that its march toward an empire and conquest has stopped,” Netanyahu told a crowd of more than 200 people at the kick-off event of the Christian Media Summit and the inauguration of the Friends of Zion Museum’s media center. Netanyahu hung a mezuzah on the door of the center at the start of the ceremony.
He noted that President Donald Trump’s “maximum economic pressure on Iran” is having an effect. “We can see that,” he said, adding that “If Israel was not here, Iran would already have nuclear weapons.”
The Christian Media Summit, sponsored by the Government Press Office, is a four-day summit of 150 people from 30 countries – Christian evangelicals that the government hopes to turn into a cadre of strong, pro-Israel ambassadors for the Jewish state.
As such, the prime minister leveraged the evening to drive home the message of a united Jerusalem.
“Jerusalem is a united city,” he said. “As long as I have anything to do with it, it will never be divided again. Ever.”
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