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Busy night for ‘phantom attackers’

The “phantom attacks” continue. Last night the mysterious aggressors targeted a weapons facility in Sudan, according to Arab media channels. The Yemen Today website suggested that Israel was behind the strike. No official source was cited as confirming the reports. On Twitter, the Sudan Tribune quoted eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen flames in the sky, […]

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The “phantoms” strike again

The “phantoms in the skies” struck again last week, at least twice. Air defence systems in Syria and Lebanon did not detect any approaching threat, but unidentified aircraft entered the nation’ airspace and destroyed storage sites for long-range rockets and missiles. As in the past, no-one claims responsibility – but according to Al Jazeera, Israeli […]

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Syria still has chemical weapons – as Israel has known all along

When the world, and in particular the USA, celebrated “victory” in the campaign to rid Syria of chemical weapons, Israel did not join the festivities. Last week, when US secretary of state John Kerry delivered a fiery response to reports that the Assad regime had used chlorine gas as part of an attack on the […]

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The silent war that delivers a knock-out blow

There is a silent war that can determine the results of the overt one. Receivers, transmitters and many computers in between are its weapons and in Israel it has reached a level that is crucial to national security in its widest meaning. The Israeli air force is expanding the size of its Airborne Electronic Control […]

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Night air strikes inside Syria bring tensions to a new peak

 The Israeli air force (IAF) raised its state of alert in northern Israel yesterday. During the night, the air force struck Syrian army artillery positions in response to an earlier rocket attack from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. In recent months, the air force has been on high alert, carrying out daily missions […]

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Another “phantom” attack In Syria

Yesterday another “phantom” attack took place. Syrian and Lebanese sources say an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles into the Syrian Golan Heights. Syria has kept quiet, and so does Israel. The sources of these reports are always in Arab countries, and they have one thing in common: they all deal with air raids allegedly performed […]

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Islamic State air power? Not yet – but a reason to worry

While the US-led coalition against the Islamic State is generating more PR than real damage to units trying to capture Iraq and Syria, the danger does not stop at the borders of these two countries. The Islamic State has been trying to acquire some kind of air power, and in the current situation it will […]

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The Islamic State, Syria, US attacks and a downed Su-24

The “red line” made by Syria was crossed this morning when the USA performed the first strike against Islamic State (IS) targets in the nation. Cruise missiles launched from navy ships and aerial raids targeted IS strongholds in the country. The Israeli air force (IAF) has been on high alert because of the unstable situation in […]

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Aircraft seized by the Islamic State may be used for suicide attacks

At this stage the aerial platforms seized by Islamic State militants in Syria are not posing any threat to Israel. According to a report on the Independent website, in recent days the Islamic State added Syrian fighter jets to its growing inventory, after capturing an air base where they killed at least 200 prisoners. At least three […]

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The Syrian civil war and the IAF’s ‘zero-time reaction’

The civil war in Syria and the extreme Islamic organisations that control parts of the country pose a big problem for the Israeli air force (IAF). To avoid any attempt by the rebels to use the unclear and fast-changing situation in Syria to their advantage, the IAF is taking measures that can be summed up […]

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