Missile Attack at Israel; Explosions at Damascus Airport; Yemen’s Houthis Seize Ship in Red Sea
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 19 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
4 rockets fired at Israel from Syria, shot down by Iron Dome, IDF says
Four rockets were fired at Israel from Syria in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces said. All four were shot down by Iron Dome interceptors.
In a statement, the IDF said it had “identified four launches from Syrian territory toward Israeli territory that were shot down by soldiers operating the Iron Dome missile defense system.”
The army said it was unlikely that any projectiles had landed inside Israel’s borders.
Around the same time, Syrian official news agency SANA reported explosions at Damascus airport.
On November 12, a senior figure in the Islamic Jihad terror group was targeted in Damascus in an attack that was blamed by some on Israel.
The northern border has been relatively quiet since the Hezbollah terror group fired several anti-tank guided missiles at an army base and a military jeep just inside northern Israel’s border with Lebanon in September, causing no injuries.
Explosions heard near Damascus airport – state TV
Explosions were heard near the airport in the Syrian capital of Damascus, state television said early on Tuesday.
No further details were immediately available regarding the nature of the explosions and their source.
Saudi-led coalition says Yemen’s Houthis seize ship in Red Sea
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea.
The vessel was seized late on Sunday by armed Houthis, Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. He did not say how many crew members were on board the ship.
South Korea said two of its vessels were captured, a tug boat and a sand dredger, each of which had one South Korean national was on board.
Four other crew members of unknown nationalities were also on board, the South Korean foreign ministry said in a statement.
Both vessels were owned by South Korean builder Woongjin Development, a company official told Reuters.
Another 10 foreign nationals were on board a towing vessel that belongs to Saudi Arabia which was seized along with the two South Korean vessels, the South Korean ministry said.
A South Korean navy ship that has been conducting anti-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea near Oman has been ordered to deploy to the area where the vessels were seized, the ministry said.
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Source: TTI, Reuters