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Israel struck Syrian air defence during Iran strike

Israel allegedly carried out air strikes on a Syrian air defence system in the country’s south early Friday, Syria’s government and a monitor said. The attack coincided with the Israeli strike against targets in...

Ukraine reportedly shoots down Russian Tu-22M strategic bomber

Ukrainian anti-aircraft units have shot down a Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bomber for the first time, Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk stated on 19 April. “For the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the air...

Israel carries out retaliatory strikes inside Iran

Explosions were heard near the Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday as Israel reportedly launched a reprisal strike for an Iranian attack on Israel on Saturday. There was no official confirmation of a strike from...

Israel likely to launch retaliatory strikes inside Iran

According to sources who spoke to CNN, the US is anticipating Israel's military response to the Iranian attack on Saturday to be a "narrow and limited strike" within Iran. The administration officials also stated...

Israel weighs response to Iranian attacks

Israel has been advised by allies to refrain from escalating the situation as it contemplates its response to Iran's unprecedented missile and drone attack. On Saturday, Tehran reportedly launched over 300 projectiles at Israel, claiming...

Ukraine destroys Russian Ropucha-class landing ship off Crimea

Ukraine's military claimed on Wednesday that it had sunk a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea using naval drones in a strike carried out by special operations unit Group 13. A statement issued by...

US launches retaliatory strikes on Iranian targets in Iraq, Syria

The US has started air strikes against Iranian-backed groups in Syria and Iraq, in response to a drone attack that targeted a US military base in Jordan, which killed three American soldiers and injured...

Ukrainian forces sink Russian missile corvette

Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) announced that its special operations unit Group 13 successfully hit and destroyed the Russian guided-missile corvette Ivanovets on the night of 31 January-1 February using unmanned sea drones. In a...