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Night air strikes inside Syria bring tensions to a new peak

 The Israeli air force’s raised its state of alert in northern Israel yesterday. During the night, the air force struck Syrian army artillery posts 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 many 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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Time on the ground improves performance in the air

  The changing Israeli northern front requires the country’s air force to deal with new threats and instability in neighboring countries. This is why cadets from the Operational Training Course for the combat helicopter squadrons came to the northern border to “feel” the area without being enclosed behind cockpit windows and helmet.  The air force […]

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Very real threats and (another) night ghost attack

A dark night in the Syria-Lebanon border zone. Big flashes of fire, then silence again. Sounds of jet engines can be heard from the distance. A few minutes pass and then silence is restored. Another ghost attack in this area, and another set of speculations that Israel will not comment on. According to the foreign […]

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The ‘Shadow War’ continues with early warning sensors useless

The “Shadow War” continues with mysterious night attacks on weapons systems on their way to the “wrong hands”, according to Israeli standards. This, time and again, without being detected by any of the ground sensors in the areas where the targets have been located. A few days after I first reported about the unclaimed night […]

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Unidentified fighter aircraft – the “shadow war” in the Middle East

Yesterday a newspaper in Kuwait reported that the Israeli airforce (IAF) had carried out a strike on a shipment of long-range missiles that were on their way from Syria to Hezbollah, the terror organization based in Lebanon. If this report is verified, and if other reports of Israeli strikes in Syria and Lebanon are confirmed, […]

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