Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets following airstrikes

Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes early Friday after a series of Israeli airstrikes inside Syria — a rare military exchange between the two hostile neighbors that was confirmed by both sides. The Israeli military said its aircraft struck several targets in Syria and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched… Read More Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets following airstrikes

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Syria fires anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets after air raids

The Syrian air force has fired numerous anti-aircraft missiles at intruding Israeli fighter jets, which carried out fresh airstrikes in the Arab country. In a Friday statement, the Israeli military said its warplanes bombed “several targets in Syria. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission.” It also said the Israeli air force… Read More Syria fires anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets after air raids

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In Afghanistan: Afghan forces free 32 detainees from Taliban prison in Helmand

Afghan security forces have launched an attack on a prison controlled by Taliban militants in the country’s restive south, freeing up to 32 detainees. Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry said special forces stormed the Taliban-run prison in Nad Ali district in the southern troubled province of Helmand late on Sunday after gathering intelligence that the militants had… Read More In Afghanistan: Afghan forces free 32 detainees from Taliban prison in Helmand

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Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

A mass grave containing the remains of about 500 people has been found at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said the victims were “civilian prisoners” murdered by militants from so-called Islamic State (IS). IS is alleged to have killed up to 600 inmates, most of them Shia Muslims,… Read More Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

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UPDATES: Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued in Turkey

The pilot of a Syrian military aircraft that crashed near the border between Syria and Turkey has been found alive and taken to a hospital, officials say. The Syrian pilot ejected before the crash, in southern Turkey. He has some spinal fractures but is not in a critical condition, reports say. It is unclear what… Read More UPDATES: Pilot of crashed Syrian jet rescued in Turkey

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BREAKING: Syrian fighter plane goes missing near Turkey

A Syrian fighter jet has gone missing during a reconnaissance mission close to the border with Turkey. On Saturday evening, the Syrian army announced that it had lost contact with one of its reconnaissance planes, adding that search parties are currently trying to locate its pilot, who is thought to have ejected. Turkish Prime Minister… Read More BREAKING: Syrian fighter plane goes missing near Turkey

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Syria war: ‘First chemical attack’ in Mosul battle injures twelve

Twelve civilians have been injured in Mosul in what appears to be the first chemical weapon attack in the battle for the IS stronghold. A doctor from the International Red Cross (ICRC), based in nearby Irbil, confirmed the incident to the BBC. An 11-year-old boy has severe respiratory and skin problems and a month-old baby… Read More Syria war: ‘First chemical attack’ in Mosul battle injures twelve

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