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Russia downs 4th armed drone in 3 days targeting its Khmeimim air base in Syria

A drone, apparently carrying explosives, has been downed on approach to Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria from the militant-held de-escalation zone in Idlib, becoming the fourth such incident in three days, the military said. Russian air defense systems deployed at Khmeimim detected and neutralized the target early Saturday, the

Aussie special ops ‘disregarded humanity’, committed ‘horrendous’ acts in Afghanistan – reports

Soldiers from Australia’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan, according to a leaked military inquiry. The document notes “violence” and a “disregard for human life” by servicemen. The leaked report, seen by Fairfax Media, includes details of a confidential defense inquiry which was commissioned in 2016 by

250,000 people could die if Saudi-led coalition attacks Yemeni port city Hodeidah – UN official

Days after it was reported that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is seeking US support to recapture the port city of Hodeidah from Houthi rebels, a UN official in the country says such an attack could claim up to 250,000 lives. “A military attack or siege on Hodeidah will impact

No agreement on Southern Syria’s de-escalation zone until US leaves al-Tanf base – Damascus

US troops should leave Syria, and particularly the al-Tanf area in the country’s southeast, before any talks about the future of the southern regions held by the militants could take place, the Syrian Foreign Minister has said. “Do not believe any statements on an agreement about the south of Syria

The INF treaty calmed the Cold War 30yrs ago. Now the US appears set to kill it off

This week marks the 30-year anniversary of the INF treaty between the US and the Soviet Union, a deal that saw thousands of missiles destroyed and sped up the end of the Cold War. Now the US seems to want to torpedo the agreement. The INF (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces) treaty

US in preliminary talks with Berlin to place THAAD missile system in Germany – report

The US military has held preliminary talks with Germany to place its THAAD missile defense system in the country in order to boost European security, sources have told Reuters. The deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to Ramstein Air Base, which hosts the US Air Force in

Israeli jets & helicopters strike 25 ‘Hamas military targets’ in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force has struck at least 25 more targets in Gaza strip in retaliation to the cross-border fire and shelling by Hamas which targeted Israeli border communities throughout the day. “IDF forces attacked 25 terrorist targets of the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip,” Israeli military said in

IDF launches military op in Gaza after ‘barrage of mortar shells’ fired at Israel

The Israeli Defense Forces said they have launched a military operation in Gaza after a barrage of rockets was fired towards Israel. The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the majority of the missiles. “The IDF is currently operating in the Gaza Strip. The explosions heard are related to this activity,” the

US warships sail near disputed South China Sea islands

Two US warships sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Sunday. The maneuvers come days after Washington “disinvited” Beijing to the Pacific Rim 2018 naval exercises. USS ‘Higgins,’ an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and USS ‘Antietam,’ a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, came within 12 nautical miles

Iranians should deliver ‘strong punch to mouth’ of Pompeo – IRGC commander

Iranians should deliver a “strong punch to the mouth” of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and those who back Washington, an Iran Revolutionary Guards commander stated in response to demands laid out for Tehran by Washington. “The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and