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‘Israeli rockets’ strike Syrian military positions near Aleppo – state media

Syrian military positions near Aleppo airport have come under a missile strike, state media reports, blaming Israel for the attack. The strike targeted “one of our military positions north of the airport in Aleppo,” a military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency, stressing that the damage from the aggression was “limited to material.” The source denounced the raid as ...

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Blast rocks fuel tanks near Cairo airport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A massive explosion has occurred in the vicinity of Cairo International Airport. Images shared on social media show large plumes of smoke rising up in the air. Civil defense authorities deployed to the scene reportedly managed to bring the blaze under control in less than an hour. Police vehicles, security services and ambulances also rushed to the area of the ...

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‘Israeli strikes’ target Syrian army positions near Golan Heights – state media

Published time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:50 Edited time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:58 Several missiles, allegedly launched by ‘Israeli aircraft’ have struck Syrian army positions in the Quneitra Governorate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media SANA reports, citing a military source. The attack caused “limited damage” at some of the army positions in the vicinity of the towns of Hader ...

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Russian military downs unidentified drones near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria – MoD

Published time: 1 Jul, 2018 08:52 A group of unidentified drones has been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the Russian MoD has announced. No damage to the facility was reported. The objects were detected north-east from the military facility on Saturday, the base’s authorities said on Sunday. “All aerial targets were destroyed,” ...

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‘2 Israeli missiles’ strike near Damascus airport – Syrian state media

Two missiles have reportedly landed in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. Besides pinning the blame on Israel, Syrian state TV provided no further details on the alleged strike that took place on Monday night. Damascus has repeatedly accused Israel of de-facto helping the terrorists and boosting their morale every time they lose ...

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Russian Defense Minister calls for ‘symmetrical response’ to NATO activities near Western borders

An increase in NATO activities forces Russia to undertake symmetrical measures to negate the emerging threats, Sergey Shoigu said at the outside session of the Defense Ministry’s collegium. The Russian minister noted that, in the first half of 2018, NATO conducted 13 large-scale military exercises involving over 40,000 servicemen and 2000 units of combat hardware near the bloc’s south-western borders. ...

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Turkish & US troops coordinate ‘independent’ patrols near Kurdish-held town in Syria

Turkish and US troops have begun separate patrols along the line dividing the Turkish-controlled areas from the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, northern Syria, after Ankara and Washington agreed a “roadmap” on the Kurds’ withdrawal. “As per the Manbij Roadmap and Safety Principles previously agreed upon, independent patrol activities by soldiers of Turkish Armed Forces and US Armed Forces have begun ...

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Man 'with gun' blocks Hoover Dam bridge near Las Vegas

A man who was reportedly armed blocked traffic going both ways on the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, eventually getting arrested on the Arizona side, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. Officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, as well as Lake Mead, Boulder City and Las Vegas police all responded to the scene, according to local media. The man was described ...

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Net neutrality dead in US: Top gloomy predictions of internet’s near future

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve heard about the impending death of net neutrality. Well, after much debate and consternation, that day has finally arrived. Net neutrality is dead. But wait. What exactly is net neutrality? Net neutrality is — or was — the rule that ensured telecommunications companies would treat all internet ...

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‘Here to stay’? US B-52 bombers fly near disputed South China Sea islands

The US military sent two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to fly over the disputed Spratly Islands amid tensions with Beijing. The “routine” mission occurred days after a Pentagon chief said “America is to stay” in the Indo-Pacific. The two US Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers took off from a Diego Garcia navy facility located on a small island in the Indian Ocean ...

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