A series of explosions last week at a critical Syrian port was the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, multiple U.S. officials told CNN on Friday.
Regional widely reported the predawn explosions at Latakia on July 5, but no one had officially claimed responsibility.
Three U.S. officials told CNN the target of the airstrikes were Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Israel believes posed a threat to its naval forces.
The officials declined to be named because of the sensitive nature of the information.
According to the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry, on the orders of Vladimir Putin, was launched the most extensive in the post-Soviet history, since 1991, the military exercise in Russia-in exercises involving troops of the Central and Eastern military districts, the Pacific Fleet, The Long and Military Transport Aviation of Russia…
MOSCOW, July 13. / ITAR-TASS /. In the Armed Forces of Russia today at 01:00 MSK began the most ambitious in the history of post-Soviet test readiness. This was reported by the press service and information the Defense Ministry.
On the eve of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered to begin on the night of July 13, sudden military test in the Eastern Military District. “I instruct to conduct surprise inspections of the Eastern Military District, to bring to all users of this directive and in the morning from 12 to 13 to bring the troops of the Eastern Military District on full alert to their conclusion in the areas of study, the landfills,” – said Putin.
“To test the combat readiness of association involved, the military units of the Central and Eastern military districts, the Pacific Fleet, as well as long-range and military transport aircraft Air Force Russia”, – reported in the Ministry of Defense.
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