Russian military specialists killed; Haftar receives Chinese drones; IDF strikes Hamas targets
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 6 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Russia says its ‘military specialists’ killed in Syrian Idlib attacks
Russia’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Russian and Turkish “military specialists” were killed by militants who staged more than 1,000 attacks in the last two weeks of January in the de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province.
“There has recently been a dangerous increase in tension and a surge of violence in Idlib,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on its website.
Russia continues to closely coordinate with Turkey and Iran on the ground in Syria, it added.
Libya’s Haftar receives 6 Chinese drones from Jordan
Libyan National Army loyal to Khalifa Haftar has signed a contract to purchase six Chinese CH-4 drones from the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).
Intelligence Online reported on Sunday that the RJAF was looking to offload its drones “for months,” adding that “a number of contracts were signed with eastern Libyan authorities over the past few weeks.”
Since the ouster and death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two seats of power have emerged in Libya, one in eastern Libya led by Haftar and supported mainly by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and another in Tripoli, led by Fayez Al-Sarraj and enjoys United Nations (UN) and international recognition.
IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after mortars launched at Israel
IDF fighter jets attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday according to an IDF spokesperson’s unit announcement.
Some of the targets were described as underground sites used by the military wing of the Hamas terror group.
The attacks were carried out in response to mortar shelling of border area communities and the continued use of balloons attached to explosive devices being dispatched over the border from the Strip.
“The IDF regards any terror activity targeting Israel with severity and will continue to operate against any attempt to harm Israelis,” the announcement said.
Two mortar shells launched from Gaza landed in fields close to the border Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
Launches of projectiles from Gaza increased in the past several weeks after a short period of calm.
Earlier this week three rockets landed near the town of Netivot and at least one person was treated after he lost consciousness as a result of anxiety. The IDF launched strikes on Gaza in response.
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Source: Reuters, MEMO, YNet