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The US supports Turkish presence in Syria; Israel creates Iran-focused directorate

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 19 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Trump: Erdogan trying to avoid tragedy in Syria’s Idlib Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to ensure a humanitarian catastrophe does not befall northwest Syria's Idlib province, U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

NATO’s observation over Russia; Libya arms embargo; US tests ballistic missiles

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 17 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: US, Estonian, Lithuanian military to carry out observation flight over Russia, Belarus A joint mission of the United States, Estonia and Lithuania will execute an observation flight over the territory of the Union State of Russia and

Battles near Tripoli; Ankara sends troops to Syria; A resolution stops Trump for war

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 14 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Fierce battles near Tripoli According to witnesses and forces affiliated with the Government of National Accord (GNA), fighting renewed on Thursday between the two parties to the Libyan conflict in southern Tripoli, causing the death of

Haftar’s forces ban flights; UAE war crimes in Yemen; Hamas-sponsored cyberattacks

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 13 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture

Turkey starts a military operation in Syria; Sudan asks for help; Tension in Gaza

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 10 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Turkey starts a military operation in Syria. A few hours ago, the Syrian information network Rojava Network, citing data from the news agency Step News Agency, reported that the Turkish military command sent pro-Turkish forces and

Russian base attacked again; A new Erdogan’s ultimatum to Syria and Russia

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Sources report the activation of air defense systems on the territory of the Russian military air base "Khmeimim.", learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This, presumably is about an attempt to attack the Russian military airfield with drones, which has already been undertaken by terrorists. At the moment, there are no details on

Iran will execute CIA spy; Haftar forces killed civilians; Rocket strikes in Gaza

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 5 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Iran to execute man for spying for US’ CIA Iranian judiciary yesterday sentenced a citizen named Amir Rahimpour to death for “spying for the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and attempting to pass on information about Tehran’s

Russian base was attacked; Turkey deploys tanks in Syria; French troops in Africa

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on February 3 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Militants’ drone intercepted by air defense systems of Russian base at Syria’s Hmeymim Servicemen of the Russian airbase at Syria’s Hmeymim replied an attack of drones launched from the territory of the terrorists-controlled Idlib

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,

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

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 31 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Turkey decided to build a military base near Tripoli Ankara is negotiating with the Libyan Government of National Accord (PNS) on the construction of a military base near Tripoli, Al Arabiya TV channel reported citing military sources.

A top CIA’s chief murdered; Russian aircraft destroyed convoy, Fights in Idlib

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 28 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: US helicopter was shot down by Taliban, ‘Ayatollah Mike’ and CIA agents were killed American rangers flying to the site of a downed US Air Force plane in Afghanistan were also shot down by the Taliban, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

ISIS plans to attack Israel; Iranian general warns of retaliation; Violence in Iraq

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 28 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Islamic State announces ‘new phase’ of attacks: Mainly targeting Israel The Islamic State group vowed Monday to shift its focus from the remnants of its “caliphate” toward making Israel the main target of its attacks. It also called to

Pro-Libyan militants began to scatter; South Korea sends forces in Strait of Hormuz

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 21 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Syrian militants thrown by Turkey to Libya began to scatter The Turkish Syrian armed opposition militants, thrown by Turkey to Libya to help the Government of National Accord, began to disperse, trying to move to Europe. According to the

Israel helped kill Soleimani; Egypt may intervene in Libya; Operation against PKK

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 13 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Israel intelligence helped US kill Soleimani American reports have revealed that intelligence from Israel helped confirm information that led to the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, NBC News revealed on Friday. NBC

Russia receives new strategic bombers; Jihad in Libya; Americans killed in Kenya

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 6 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: The Russian army will receive six modernized Tu-95MS in 2020 Six modernized strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS with new electronic warfare systems and avionics will enter the Russian troops in 2020. This was announced on Sunday, January 5,

A fierce attack by Haftar’s forces in Tripoli; Syrian soldiers in Libya

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 2 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Tripoli repels attack by Haftar forces in Libya Forces of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said it repelled a fierce attack by rival Khalifa Haftar forces as fresh clashes hit southern Tripoli. In

Russia controls US military base near Raqqa; France providing arms to Arab coalition

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 26 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Russia takes over base left by U.S. forces near Syria's Raqqa - TASS Russian military police have taken control of a base near the Syrian city of Raqqa that was controlled by U.S. forces until a few days ago, the TASS news agency reported

New Hypersonic Missile Trials in Russia; Ex-CIA Officer Has Been Sentenced

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 23 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Russia plans new trials of Tsirkon hypersonic missile before year end — source New tests of the latest Tsirkon hypersonic missile will take place at a naval range of the Northern Fleet before the end of the year, a source in defense

Russia`s S-300 Defense Systems Will Assume Combat Duty; Gaza Strip in the Last Hours

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 14 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: S-300 air defense systems to go on experimental combat duty at Russia’s Tajikistan base The teams of S-300PS self-propelled anti-aircraft missile systems will go on experimental combat duty at Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan

Bomb Exploded in Syrian Town; Iraqi Forces Killed Five Protesters

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on November 11 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Eight dead in blast in Turkish-held Syrian town Eight people were killed when a bomb exploded on Sunday in an area of northeast Syria controlled by Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies, Al Jazeera reported. Turkey's defence

The Purchased Su-35s for the Russian Air Force Will Be Delivered Ahead of Schedule

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Aviation Enterprise in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Khabarovsk Region in the Russian Far East has fulfilled its defense procurement plan for generation 4++ Su-35S fighter jets this year and delivered a batch of 10 fighters to Russia’s Aerospace Force ahead of schedule, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Deputy Defense

Troops Withdrawal in Eastern Ukraine; Syrian Pro-Regime Soldiers Have Been Captured

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 30 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: NATO chief welcomes troop withdrawal in eastern Ukraine NATO welcomes the withdrawal of Ukrainian and Russian-backed rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, urging Russia to implement the

The S-400 Defence System is Fearsome and All Pilots Hate It, US Magazine Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The S-400 is one of the most controversial missiles in the world currently. The United States has imposed economic sanctions on countries simply for buying the system, but many of the world’s powers are interested in it, with India signing deals in September 2018 and China in April 2018. But what exactly makes the S-400 such a

Airstrike in Libya; Russians Begin to Patrol in Syria; US Forces Pull Out from Iraq

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 24 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Libya: 2 civilians killed in shelling by Haftar forces At least two civilians were killed and three others wounded in an airstrike south of the capital Tripoli by the forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, said the

Erdogan Announces Liberation of Syria ‘Safe Zone’; Kurdish Counter-Attack

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 15 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Erdogan announces liberation of Syria ‘safe zone’, ready for refugees to return Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has today announced the securement of liberated territory for the planned safe zone in Syria, with a length of 444

Turkish Attack in Syria is Coming; Russian Fleet Practice Anti-Submarine Warfare

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 7 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: U.S. pulls back troops in northeast Syria, opening way to Turkish attack The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border on Monday, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to

Iraqi TV Stations Have Been Attacked; Turkey Starts Military Operation in Syria

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 6 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Attacks on Multiple TV Stations in Iraq; Turkey Starts Military Operation in Syria At least 19 people were reported killed on Saturday as the Iraqi government continued a brutal crackdown on protests. The offices and journalists from

An Artillery Attack Has Hit a Hospital in Syria; Two Rockets Fired from Gaza

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on October 5 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Syria: Artillery shells hit charity-backed hospital in Idlib An artillery attack has hit a hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, wounding seven people with one in a critical condition, according to a UK-based charity. Save

US Sending Troops in Saudi Arabia; A New Deal Between Turkey and Russia About Idlib

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 21 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defences after attack U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defences after the largest-ever attack on the

Russia and China Develop Defense Plan; Russian Inspectors to Perform Flight Over US

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 20 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Russia, China develop defense cooperation plan for 2020-2021 Russia and China have developed a plan for cooperation of defense ministries for the years 2020-2021 to be approved in the near future, Russian Defense Minister Sergei

Deadly Taliban Attack Near US Embassy; Reconnaissance Aircraft Near Russian Borders

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 6 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Taliban claim deadly attack near US embassy in Kabul A Taliban suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, a US service member and a Romanian soldier in the second such attack this week after a

Bomb Kills 6 in Yemen; Russia Announces Ceasefire; Details of Iran-Hezbollah Missile

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 30 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Suicide bomber kills separatist fighters in Yemen's Aden - witnesses A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six southern separatist fighters on Friday on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Aden, the site of a surge of violence that had

Iran Unveils Air Defense System; Syrian Regime Attacks Turkish Observation Post

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 22 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Iran Unveils Bavar-373 Air Defense System Iran on Thursday revealed the Bavar-373 air defense system, described as a “substantial upgrade” over the Russian-made S-300, Israeli Defense reported. The unveiling ceremony was attended by

Daesh is Resurgent, Pentagon Said; Israel to Join US-led Mission in Gulf

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on August 7 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Pentagon says Daesh is resurgent after withdrawal of US troops Daesh is allegedly resurgent in Syria less than five months after US President Donald Trump announced that the group was defeated, according to a new report released yesterday

The Syrian Army Recaptured the Hilltop of Tal Malah; Japan Wants to Be F-35 Partner

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 29 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Syrian troops regain control of strategic heights in Hama province — media The Syrian army backed by National Defense Forces militias have recaptured the hilltop of Tal Malah in northwestern Hama from terrorists, TASS reported on Monday.

Russian and Syrian Air Attacks; Iran Nuclear Deal Could Collapse; Car Bomb in Somalia

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 15 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: At least 22 civilians killed in government air attacks in Syria Air attacks by Syrian and Russian military aircraft have killed at least eight people in the northern region of Idlib in the last weekend (Friday and Saturday), while 11 people

UK Warship with Key Intervention in the Gulf; Rise of Houthi Attacks on Saudi Arabia

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on July 11 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com: Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf - U.S. officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but

US-Iran Tension Last 24 Hours; NATO May Eventually Use Space Weapons

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on June 21 in last eight hours from BulgarianMilitary.com news team: US prepared for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn The United States abruptly called off preparations for a military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, a U.S. official said, while Iran

U.S. and Turkish F-35 Training; Mass Production of Su-57; NATO and Cyberspace

PANAGYURISHTE, (BGM) - The United States is seriously considering suspending training for Turkish pilots on advanced F-35 fighter jets as Ankara moves ahead with plans to purchase a Russian missile defence system despite objections from Washington, sources told Reuters. The two NATO allies have argued for months over Turkey’s order for the

Iran: Under No Circumstance Will We Enter a War; F-22s Intercept Russian Fighters;

PANAGYURISHTE (BGM) - Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region, AP reports. The reported comments by Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh come after the White

Iran Calls for Respect; U.S. Virtual Training; The New Stinger Update

PANAGYURISHTE (BM) - Iran called on Monday on the United States to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threat of war, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tehran in a tweet, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict, Reuters reported. Tensions between Washington and its Gulf Arab allies on one side and

Turkey to Take Part in Production of S-500; U.S. Warship in South China Sea;

PANAGYURISHTE (BM) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkey will produce S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems in cooperation with Russia, TASS reported. According to the agency, Erdogan also confirmed that the purchase of the S-400 systems is a "done deal." According to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, Erdogan reported that Turkey

S-400 Turkish Control; Laser Weapon in US Army; NATO and Tunisia Partnership;

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The S-400 missile systems Turkey is buying from Russia will be controlled by Ankara, Turkey’s Hurriyet daily said on Thursday quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, TASS reports. "Some say that S-400 systems will pose a threat for F-35 fighter jets," he reported said during a visit to

NATO Calls for End to Libya Fighting; F-35 Parts Problems; Patriot to Middle East;

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Secretary General expressed the Alliance’s deep concern over the situation in Libya and stressed that he would continue to urge all parties to end the fighting and join again the political process, as called for by the United Nations, the official NATO webpage reports. The Secretary

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