Two Russian bombers near Canada; Attacks in Saudi Arabia; Tension in Gaza

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 1 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 spotted off the borders of Canada

Two Russian Tu-160 strategic bombers flew close to Canadian airspace, the North American Joint Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said.

“On Friday, January 31, 2020, NORAD identified two Russian Tu-160 bombers that entered the Canadian Air Defense Identification Zone,” the TASS Joint Command for Aerospace Defense of North America reports.

NORAD specified that “Russian aircraft did not enter the airspace of the United States or Canada.”

The head of the Joint Command, American General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, said that the Russian Tu-160’s passage near Canadian airspace was allegedly “a continuation of the buildup of aggressive actions” by the “opponents”.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that two Russian strategic missile carriers Tu-160 completed a planned flight over the neutral waters of the Barents and Norwegian Seas, as well as the Arctic Ocean.

Yemen’s Houthis say recent attacks on Aramco, airports in response to airstrikes

Yemen’s Houthi military spokesman said on Friday the group had launched 26 rocket attacks in the past week against airports in southern Saudi Arabia, facilities belonging to oil giant Saudi Aramco and “two sensitive targets deep in” the kingdom, reports Reuters.

The spokesman for the Iran-aligned group, Yahya Sarea, said the attacks, which were first announced on Thursday, were in response to airstrikes carried out inside Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition battling the Houthis for the past five years.

The Saudi authorities have not confirmed the strikes, and the coalition has not responded to requests for comment.

If confirmed, the attacks would be the first by the Houthis on Saudi Arabia since late September, when the group which controls most urban centres in Yemen said it would halt missile and drone attacks if the coalition ended airstrikes on Yemen.

IDF strikes Hamas in Gaza in response to rocket, mortar fire

The Israeli Air Force carried out strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza overnight Friday-Saturday in response to several attacks launched across the border earlier Friday.

Fighter jets hit “terror targets” belonging to Hamas following the rocket, mortar and explosives attacks, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

“A short time ago IDF warplanes and aircraft attacked several additional terror targets belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the northern Gaza Strip. Among the targets that were attacked were warehouses for the storage of weapons, and underground infrastructure,” the IDF said in a statement.

The attack on the targets will hamper Hamas’s ability to further build up its capabilities, the statement said.

“We hold Hamas responsible and will continue operating against any attempt to harm Israeli civilians,” the IDF said.

Earlier Friday, Palestinians in Gaza fired two rockets into Israel, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Read more: Turkey builds a base in Libya; Israeli officers were fired; US wants Patriot in Iraq

Read more: An Israeli nuclear center has been attacked; Israel strikes Hamas; Turkey blames France

Read more: Russian ships search for enemy submarine; Israel strikes Hamas; Saudi air strike in Yemen;

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe and read our stories in News360App in AppStore or GooglePlay or in FeedlyApp in AppStore or GooglePlay

>>Be a reporter: Write and send your article.<<

BulgarianMilitary.com
Editorial team
Source: MEMO,TTI, Vzglyad

DO YOU EVALUATE OUR REPORTING? WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

Dear reader,

BulgarianMilitary.com continues to be an objective and expert source of information in defense industry, military-political relations and military conflicts around the world.

Now more than ever, we need free and independent journalism. We believe that information shouldn't be behind a paid wall and we will continue to commit to keeping it free.

We know that our readers appreciate the content of BulgarianMilitary.com. In the last year, the indicators on our page have doubled. At the same time, the support of readers in the form of recurring monthly financial contributions provides continuous support for our work, which allows us to innovate.

We are more confident than ever in our role bridging media, policy, and the public. We thank you for your support.

Your recurring monthly financial contributions help us innovate for the future. Please, consider making a recurring contribution to BulgarianMilitary.com.
Comments
Loading...