Russian ships search for enemy submarine; Israel strikes Hamas; Saudi air strike in Yemen;
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 30 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russian Northern Fleet ships search for enemy submarine during drills in Bay of Biscay
The Northern Fleet ships are practicing the search for a notional enemy’s submarine during their transit of the Bay of Biscay in complex weather conditions, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday.
During their passage, the crews of the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov and the large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov are sharpening their naval skills amid the sea turbulence of up to four points, the press office said in a statement.
“In particular, they [the ships] are practicing the search for a notional enemy’s submarines with the help of sonar systems, sharpening the skills of shipborne anti-submarine warfare teams,” the statement says.
The Northern Fleet’s naval group entered the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian naval sailors will enter the English Channel in several days. Their arrival at the home naval base of Severomorsk is expected in the first half of February.
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes targeting positions of Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, according to the military.
Positions belonging to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, in the southern city of Khan Yunis and some agricultural lands in Deir al-Balah city in the central Gaza Strip were hit by rockets launched from Israeli warplanes, according to sources on the ground.
No details have been released by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on casualties from the attack.
The strikes came after Israeli military forces claimed Wednesday that a rocket attack was carried out from Gaza towards Israel.
Hamas are the de facto rulers of the Gaza Strip, which has been under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007.
A tentative ceasefire has been in place in Gaza since last Thursday after a violent escalation in the wake of an Israeli airstrike that killed an Islamic Jihad commander.
At least 34 Palestinians, including eight children, were killed and dozens injured in the Israeli attacks.
Yemen: Saudi coalition air strike ‘mistakenly’ kills pro-Hadi soldiers
Nine soldiers belonging to the UN-recognised Yemeni government are believed to have been killed in friendly fire yesterday following an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the country’s Marib province.
According to Xinhua, an anonymous military source disclosed that “warplanes of the Saudi-led Arab coalition mistakenly targeted a military site of the pro-government forces in Jafra area in the northern part of Marib province.”
The air strikes are said to have occurred during fighting between forces loyal to Saudi-backed, exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and those of the Houthi movement, which is allied with the majority of Yemen’s armed forces.
“Nearly nine soldiers were killed and ten others injured as a result of the Saudi-led airstrike that mistakenly missed its target and hit our forces,” the source added.
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Source: TASS, MEMO, Anadolu Agency