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WHAT HAPPENED? On Tuesday, a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people onboard was mistakenly shot down by allied Syrian forces that were targeting Israeli jets in the western Syrian province of Latakia. Israel later acknowledged it had attacked a facility in the area, which was used by Iran to...

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Hezbollah’s leader told Shiite supporters in Beirut that despite Israeli efforts, the Iranian-backed terror group has acquired “highly accurate” rockets, the Associated Press reported Thursday. In a speech to commemorate the important Shiite holiday of Ashoura, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said that Hezbollah “now possesses precision missiles and non-precision and weapons...

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The IDF took the rare step of acknowledging airstrikes in Syria following the downing of a Russian plane, which it attributed to Syrian forces firing “indiscriminately,” The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. “Israel expresses its regret over the death of the crew members of the Russian plane that was downed tonight...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “our red lines are as sharp as ever” regarding the nation’s effort at preventing “our enemies from arming themselves with advanced weaponry,” just hours after an airstrike on the Damascus airport reportedly destroyed a shipment of arms from Iran, The Times of Israel reported...

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For the expected sanctions on Iran’s banking sector to have maximum effect, Iranian banks must be cut off from Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), two experts told security columnist Josh Rogin in a report published Thursday in The Washington Post. As part of the nuclear deal, Iranian banks were...

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Following the recent attacks on Kurdish targets as well as American interests in Iraq by Iranian proxies, the White House issued a statement saying that it would hold Iran “accountable” for injuries to American personnel or damage to United States facilities and that it would act “decisively” against such attacks,...

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is behind an attack on Iranian Kurdish opposition groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region that killed at least 11 people and wounded numerous others on Saturday, The Algemeiner reported. Iranian ballistic missiles targeted the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – Iran (KDP-I) and...

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The United States appears to be changing its focus in Syria from simply defeating ISIS and leaving, to staying indefinitely and ensuring that Iran and its proxies also leave the civil war-torn nation, according to senior State Department officials, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Though President Donald Trump has, in...

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Israel unveiled an 11 kilometer (7.5 miles) , 9 meter (29.5 feet) high wall that it has erected along its border with Lebanon as part of its efforts to prevent terrorist infiltrations by the Iranian-backed terrorist group, Hezbollah, from the north, The Times of Israel reported Thursday. A senior military...

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The IDF said that it struck more than 200 Iranian military targets in Syria over the past year and a half, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. The army also fired over 800 missiles and mortar shells in its effort to prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria. The IDF’s...

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