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Russian S-400s repel air attack; UAE drones strike in Libya; US leaves another Iraqi base

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on April 8 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Russian Baltic Fleet anti-aircraft gunners repel enemy air attack in drills

The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems of the Baltic Fleet’s air defense forces thwarted a notional enemy’s air attack during drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday.

“Under the drills’ scenario, the notional enemy planned to deliver a massive missile and bomb strike on infrastructural facilities. The alert teams detected the enemy aircraft at a large distance with the help of Nebo-U air surveillance radars,” the press office said in a statement.

The S-400 combat teams started tracking, locked on and notionally destroyed air attack weapons by electronic launches when the targets entered the far-off area of the launchers’ striking range, the press office specified.

The S-400 anti-aircraft gunners accomplished their combat training assignments under intensive enemy jamming, the statement says.

Libya government: ‘UAE drones targeted post office in Sirte’

The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) announced today that Emirati drones, backing the militias of retired Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, targeted a post office in Al-Washka area in the vicinity of Sirte.

Mustafa Al–Mujie, spokesman for Operation Volcano of Anger, told Anadolu Agency: “Emirati drones supporting Haftar’s militia raided the area twice. Thus, one of the strikes targeted a post office, causing the suspension of communications there.”

Al-Mujie added that the bombing caused material damage, noting that the field situation in Abu Qarain and Al-Washka areas is cautiously calm.

He pointed out that “the GNA’s air force bombed, on Monday, a fuel tanker in the city of Bani Walid, which was on its way to supply Haftar’s militia.”

US-led coalition leaves another military base in Iraq

The US-led coalition against Daesh on Tuesday handed over another military base, located west of the capital Baghdad, to Iraqi forces, according to a military source, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Coalition forces have so far withdrawn from six military bases across Iraq over the past few weeks.

The military source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “The Coalition forces on Tuesday morning withdrew from its military base in Abu Gharib area.”

He added that the Coalition forces handed over the base to the Iraqi army.

The US cobbled a coalition together in 2014 with the stated aim of fighting the terrorist group Daesh.

In recent weeks, some military bases hosting the coalition forces in Iraq have come under attacks by Iraqi groups. Yet, no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The attacks increased after the assassination of Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on 3 January.

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