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US CARRIER STRIKE GROUPS LOCATIONS MAP – OCTOBER 7, 2016

This is the newst update of the ‘U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map’ exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. Click to see the full-size map Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. It’s composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the world’s oceans.

MILITARY SITUATION IN NORTHERN HAMA AFTER RECENT ADVANCES BY SYRIAN ARMY

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The map below depicts the military situation in northern Hama after the recent counter-attacks by the Syrian army and its allies in the area. The loyalists have regained from terrrorists Tulaysiya, Sha`tha, Junayna, Qahira, Ras al`Ayn and Khafasin.

Now, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces are advancing further in the area.

MEDIA: US INTELLIGENCE BELIEVES THAT RUSSIA DEPLOYED ISKANDERS NEAR KALININGRAD

According to unnamed source in the US intelligence, the Iskander-M ballistic missile systems have been deployed by Russia in Kaliningrad region.


Photo: Sputnik / Alexei Danichev

The US believes that Russia deployed the Iskander-M ballistic missile systems in Kaliningrad region, the Reuters news agency reported on Saturday, citing a source in the US intelligence.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the reasons of deployment of the ballistic missile systems in Kaliningrad “could be innocuous.”


“They moved a similar missile system to Kaliningrad in 2014 for a military exercise. It could also be a political gesture – a show of strength – to express displeasure with NATO,” the US official told Reuters, commenting on the information, appeared in Estonian media earlier.

There still are no comments of the Russian side in connection with the statement. Click to see the full-size image

According to the annual report ‘International Security and Estonia 2016’, published in March by th…