Israeli Air Strikes Over Syria; Kurdish Militia Killed Three People; Air Attack in Libya
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 20 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Israel says attacks military targets in Syria in retaliation for Tuesday rockets
Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before, military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Avichay Adraee said, Reuters reports.
Syria’s air defences were able to destroy most of the missiles fired by Israeli jets over the capital Damascus before they reached their targets, Syria’s state news agency SANA said, quoting a military source.
Israel’s military said its missile defence system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel on Tuesday.
“Warplanes raided dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian Quds Force and the Syrian Army inside Syrian territory, including surface-to-air missiles, headquarters, weapons depots and military bases, in response to yesterday’s rocket fire from Syria towards Israel,” Adraee said on Twitter.
The elite Quds Force is the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
SANA said three were injured as a result of the Israeli counter-attack.
Israel says it has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria against Iranian targets trying to establish a permanent military presence there and against advanced weapon shipments to Tehran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah.
Turkey says Kurdish YPG militia kill three despite ceasefire deal
Turkey’s defence ministry said on Tuesday Kurdish YPG militia had killed three people and wounded eight in a missile attack on a school in the Tel Abyad region of northern Syria which they were meant to have withdrawn from under a ceasefire agreement, reports Reuters.
The report came a day after Turkey threatened a new military operation in northeast Syria if the area was not cleared of the militia.
A Turkish incursion last month against the Syrian YPG dubbed Operation Peace Spring drew international condemnation. Ankara accuses the YPG, which spearheaded the US-led war against Daesh, of links with Kurdish PKK separatists in Turkey.
UN: Air raid in Libya kills 10, may constitute a war crime
At least 10 people have been killed and 35 wounded in an air attack that hit a biscuit factory in Libya in what a senior United Nations official said was a possible war crime.
The majority of those killed in the attack on Monday in Wadi Rabea, 21 kilometres (13 miles) from the centre of the capital, Tripoli, were apparently migrants, while two were Libyan, the UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame told the UN Security Council.
Photos posted by authorities showed several wounded people in bloodstained civilian clothes lying on beds in ambulances or medical facilities.
Malek Merset, a spokesman with the Tripoli-based health ministry, said at least 33 workers, mostly from Niger and Bangladesh, were taken to hospital for urgent treatment. Merset said seven people have died in the attack.
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Source: MEMO, Al Jazeera