Russia’s Air Forces Repel Enemy Missile Attack; Hamas Warns Israel, the Middle East War is Possible
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 13 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Air defense forces repel enemy missile attack on Black Sea Fleet’s naval base in drills
The ships of the Black Sea Fleet’s Novorossiysk naval base and air defense forces of Russia’s Southern Military District struck a notional enemy’s cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.
“In accordance with the 2019 combat training plan, the crews of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet’s Novorossiysk naval base held joint drills with air defense troops of the Southern Military District under the general command of Novorossiysk Naval Base Commander Rear Admiral Viktor Kochemazov,” the press office said in a statement.
“Under the drills’ scenario, the ships’ air defense squads were to detect a notional enemy’s low-flying targets over the Black Sea, automatically transmit data on their parameters to the command post of the air defense large unit and be ready to fire shipborne missile and artillery weapons independently against the spotted adversary objects,” the statement says.
The ships’ crews successfully accomplished the tasks of detecting, locking onto and tracking low-flying targets while the air defense units made electronic launches against the adversary objects, the press office said.
Hamas official said to warn that group will join fighting if IDF strikes persist
Fox News quotes a Hamas official who says, “If [Israeli] airstrikes and aggression continue, Hamas and the resistance groups will have to morally respond to and protect the Palestinian people.”
The comments contradict the remarks by the terror group’s spokesman who said Hamas is already involved in the fighting.
It has been widely reported that Hamas has not been directly involved in firing rockets at Israel during the latest round of violence.
Israel has sent a message to Hamas through intermediaries, warning the terror group that if it joins the fighting against the Jewish state, the IDF will begin flattening high-rise buildings, as it did during the 2014 Gaza war, the Kan public broadcaster reports.
The broadcaster cites a Palestinian official, who says that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are working together, and are being careful to avoid dragging Gaza into an all-out war with Israel.
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Source: Reuters, TTI