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Syria air defence intercepts ‘Israeli’ missiles: state media

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DefenceTalkSyrian air defence intercepted several missiles fired during an “Israeli” air strike on Monday against targets near the capital Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported. It did not give details of the positions targeted shortly before dawn but said the military “shot down a number of missiles before they reached their targets”. SANA described […]https://www.defencetalk.com/syria-air-defence-intercepts-israeli-missiles-state-media-75289/

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Syrian air defence responds to ‘Israeli missiles’: state media

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DefenceTalkSyrian air defence responded to Israeli missiles targeting the south and centre of the country, state media said early Thursday. “Our air defence confronted an Israeli missile attack in the southwest of Quneitra province” in the south and also in a central region, SANA news agency said. The short statement released after midnight did not […]https://www.defencetalk.com/syrian-air-defence-responds-to-israeli-missiles-state-media-74638/

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Turkey’s drones provide crucial edge in Syria

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DefenceTalkAnkara: Turkish news channels have been dominated this week by a steady stream of black-and-white drone footage showing the destruction of Syrian regime targets in rebel-held Idlib. Domestically produced drones have given Turkey a vital edge in its latest operation against Syrian forces. They have become a symbol of national pride as the country seeks […]https://www.defencetalk.com/turkeys-drones-provide-crucial-edge-in-syria-74621/

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Syrian pilot killed as Turkey downs warplane: monitor

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DefenceTalkBeirut: A Turkish fighter jet Tuesday downed a Syrian regime warplane in the northwestern Idlib province and the pilot was killed, a monitoring group said. It was the third such downing in three days amid escalating fighting between Turkish forces and Syria’s Russian- and Iranian-backed regime. A missile fired by Syrian regime forces on the […]https://www.defencetalk.com/syrian-pilot-killed-as-turkey-downs-warplane-monitor-74580/

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Turkish drones kill 19 Syrian government soldiers as tensions soar

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DefenceTalkTurkish drone strikes in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province killed 19 government soldiers on Sunday, a war monitor reported, as tensions soared between Damascus and Ankara. The 19 died in strikes on a military convoy in the Jabal al-Zawiya area and a base near Maaret al-Numan city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The report […]https://www.defencetalk.com/turkish-drones-kill-19-syrian-government-soldiers-as-tensions-soar-74502/

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Fears of escalation after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria

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DefenceTalkTurkey warned on Friday it was opening the gates for refugees to flee to Europe after an air strike blamed on Damascus killed 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria. The international community voiced fears of a rapidly-rising risk of escalation after the attack by Russian-backed Syrian forces in the province of Idlib, where President Bashar al-Assad […]https://www.defencetalk.com/fears-of-escalation-after-33-turkish-troops-killed-in-syria-74352/

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Israel claims air strikes near Syrian capital Damascus

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DefenceTalkIsrael said Sunday it struck bases of the Islamic Jihad militant group near Damascus, while Syria claimed that its air defences shot down “enemy missiles”. The Israeli army said in a statement that fighter jets “struck Islamic Jihad terror targets south of Damascus,” following rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. “In the Adeliyah region, outside […]https://www.defencetalk.com/israel-claims-air-strikes-near-syrian-capital-damascus-74204/

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Turkey says might receive US missiles over Syria threat

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DefenceTalkTurkey said Thursday it wanted no “face-off” with Moscow over Syria’s offensive near the two countries’ border but said it might receive US defence missiles to protect Turkish forces. Tensions have mounted in the last three months between rebel-backer Turkey and Syria ally Moscow over President Bashar al-Assad’s offensive in northwest Idlib, the last-rebel held […]https://www.defencetalk.com/turkey-says-might-receive-us-missiles-over-syria-threat-74143/

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Deadly strikes hit Syria rebel bastion as army advances

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Air strikes killed 10 civilians near a bakery and a medical clinic in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib region on Thursday, as government forces kept up a ground offensive. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian warplanes hit the Idlib province town of Ariha, but the Russian defence ministry said its “aviation did not carry […]

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Turkey launches ground offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria

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Turkey launched a broad assault on Kurdish-controlled areas in northeastern Syria on Wednesday (Oct 9), with intensive bombardment paving the way for a ground offensive made possible by the withdrawal of US troops. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along […]

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