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Russia responds to downing of Su-25 fighter jet in Syria

Russian military planes have targeted the Al-Nusra-controlled area of Syria’s Idlib province where a Su-25 jet was earlier downed by militants, the Russian Defence Ministry said.

The military conducted “a massive precision weapon strike… on areas controlled by the Al-Nusra [terrorist] group,” the ministry said in a statement.

Moscow confirmed Saturday that a Russian Su-25 jet crashed in Idlib province, probably shot down by a man-portable air-defense system (MANPAD). The pilot ejected, but was killed by militants on the ground, the ministry said. rt.com


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U.S. shoots down Iranian drone in reckless race to Raqqa

US special forces wear Kurdish badges

The U.S. coalition against Syria was initiated as an indirect attack on Iran. It is the policy stated by former CIA director James Woolsey; Diminish allies of Iran before war with Iran, presumably to reduce the blowback from US/Israeli strikes on Iran. One way the U.S. sees as an achievable way of diminishing Syria’s ability to defend themselves, & their allies, is to cut Syria off from their natural resources, via using ISIS to ethnically cleanse areas, then having Kurdish forces move into the area & annex off the territories.

Kurdish regional objectives include stealing the land of US-NATO ally Turkey, which just makes US-led collective defense look like a sick joke. Over the past decade NATO has significantly reduced global security & stability, now they are building up a force to attack their own ally. A force the US has listed as a terrorist organization. For these reasons I do not see Kurds as a stabilizing force in Syria, to me they represent the expansion of war, & instability in the region.

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A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed Iranian drone advancing on coalition forces in southern Syria on Tuesday, Fox News confirmed.

The armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle about 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces. This is the second the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone in less than a month.

The coalition forces were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS. This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down on June 8.

The F-15E intercepted the armed UAV after it was observed advancing on the coalition position. The armed UAV was shot down when it continued to advance on the coalition’s position without diverting its course. foxnews.com

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Syria shot down a U.S. drone, reports state news agency

Syria’s state news agency SANA said on Tuesday its air defenses brought down a U.S. surveillance plane in the coastal province of Latakia.

“Syrian air defenses brought down a hostile U.S. surveillance plane in northern Latakia,” SANA said in a bulletin, without giving further details.

It was the first such incident since the U.S.-led coalition began carrying out air strikes against the hardline militant Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria last summer. huffingtonpost.com



Syria downs Israeli drone over the Golan Heights

An Israeli reconnaissance drone has been downed over the southwestern Syrian city of al-Quneitra reportedly by the Syrian army.

Citing military sources, media reports said the Skylark unmanned aerial vehicle “was brought down” on Sunday when it was doing reconnaissance over Quneitra in the Golan Heights.

Quneitra is located in the demilitarized zone between Syria and the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights monitored by the UN peacekeepers since 1974.

No further details have been given yet. There has been no comment from the Israeli officials so far.

The incident occurred as the Syrian army has the upper hand in the battle against foreign-backed militants during the past months.

Israel, which is among the supporters of anti-Damascus Takfiri militants, has carried out several airstrikes on government positions inside Syria since the outbreak of the foreign-backed violence in the Arab country in 2011.

Syria has slammed the aerial assaults as a flagrant violation of its territorial integrity, and called on the UN Security Council to condemn the Tel Aviv regime for its aggression. presstv.ir



Israeli military says has no knowledge of a UAV shot down over Syria.

Is this the moment MH17 was shot down over Ukraine? #Fake

Russian experts have claimed Malaysian Boeing MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian warplane and not a ground to air missile.

This follows the release of ‘leaked’ satellite images which show a missile streaking towards the passenger plane, produced tonight by Russia’s main state broadcaster.

It was claimed that the space pictures were from a British or US satellite.

The flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region when it disappeared from radar.

A total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members were killed.

TV presenter Mikhail Leontiev claimed that the mysterious source who provided the images concluded they showed ‘how a Mig-29 fighter plane destroys the Boeing passenger plane’.

The West has repeatedly suggested the plane was shot down by pro-Moscow rebels using a Russian-made BUK missile system.

Russia has argued an unidentified plane was in vicinity at the time of the crash, and that Ukraine and the West have hushed up this fact.

The Kremlin-owned channel’s presenter said: ‘Today we have all grounds to suppose that a State crime was committed by those who deliberately destroyed the plane. And by those who are cynically hiding it, having the full information.’

The extraordinary broadcast came ahead of Western leaders including David Cameron confronting Vladimir Putin over the crash at a summit in Australia.

Channel One claimed: ‘We have at our disposal a sensational shot, supposedly made by foreign satellite spy during the final seconds of MH17 above Ukraine.’

The reported disputed a BUK missile as the cause of the tragedy.

‘To cut it short, it looks like there was no BUK and no launch from the ground. There were dozens professional and thousands of amateur witnesses, and no-one registered it,’ claimed Leontiev.

Ivan Adrievskiy, vice president of Russian Engineers Union, said: ‘We see a photograph taken from space from a low orbit. Usually such images are taken for the sake of general reconnaissance of the air and the ground.

‘The coordinates of the photograph mean we can suppose that the image was taken by an American or British satellite.

‘We have studied this picture in detail and did not find any sign proving it to be fake.’

An ‘expert’ called George Bilt was cited as saying the Boeing was shot out of the sky in ‘a classic fighter jet attack from the rear’.

Vladimir Putin accused the Ukrainians of ‘constantly shelling’ the MH17 crash site earlier this week amid steeply rising concern in the West that he has ordered massive military reinforcements to bolster pro-Moscow rebel forces. dailymail.co.uk

Report slams new surveillance pictures released by Russian state broadcaster as a ‘shoddy fake’

Army colonel gunned down in Derna as he mourns his brother

An army colonel who returned to Derna for his brother’s burial was gunned down yesterday in the family home.

Col Abdul Razaq Awad Bin Ali had travelled from Benghazi. A source in the town told the Libya Herald that the brother had died a few days ago. He added that attackers had “stormed into the family’s house in the Wadi Embach district and shot him [Col Ali] in front of everybody. They then left celebrating”.

In further violence in Derna, the café at the Al-Jabal Al-Siyahi hotel was bombed in the small hours of Sunday morning. There were no casualties but there was reported to be extensive damage to the café, which has been a popular meeting place for writers and artists. libyaherald.com

Iran: Israeli stealth drone downed at nuclear facility

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed on Sunday that an Israeli stealth drone had been brought down above the Natanz uranium enrichment site in the centre of the country.

The semi-official Fars news agency reported that Iran’s elite forces had intercepted and brought down an unmanned aircraft belonging to “the Zionist regime”. The news was announced in a statement published by the guards, but it was not clear when the incident, if true, happened.

“This mischievous act once again reveals the adventurist nature of the Zionist regime [of Israel] and added another black page to this fake and warmongering regime’s file which is full of crimes,” said the Revolutionary Guards’ statement.

The state news agency ISNA reported that the aircraft was “of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limits nuclear area in Natanz … but was targeted by a ground-to-air missile before it managed to enter the area.”

A spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards later told Iranian television that parts of the aircraft had been retrieved. Iran claimed to have reverse engineered a drone after capturing an American RQ-170 Sentinel in 2011. theguardian.com

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Ukraine: Self-defense forces shoot down plane carrying 49

Armed forces suffer heaviest loss since rebellion began when Ilyushin-76 transport plane is destroyed near the eastern city of Luhansk. Ukraine’s new president vowed to “punish” pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday after they shot down a transport aircraft, killing 49 people in the bloodiest loss for the security forces since the rebellion began. The Ilyushin-76 (IL-76) was destroyed as it came in to land at Luhansk airport shortly before 1am local time. Footage from a CCTV camera shows an explosion lighting up the night sky over the city, followed by a second detonation apparently caused by the plane hitting the ground. There is no sign of anti-aircraft gunfire in the sequence. Footage taken from a second camera then shows a fire burning fiercely on the ground, apparently from the site of the crash outside Luhansk. This evidence has not been independently verified, but it would be consistent with the plane being destroyed by a shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile. telegraph.co.uk


Two Ukrainian army helicopters shot down over Slavyansk

Self-defense squads have reportedly taken down at least two Ukrainian army helicopters, with one pilot confirmed dead. Another pilot is being operated on, and the fate of the others is currently unknown.

However, conflicting reports about the pilots have emerged, with the Ukrainian Defense Ministry stating that two pilots were killed during the operation.

The photo below reportedly shows one of the wounded helicopter pilots being taken to hospital:
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Unconfirmed reports suggest the pilot is Captain Savuilov. Doctors said that he suffered a wound in his upper leg and a large blood vessel got injured.

As the medics tried to tend to the wound, an outraged member of the self-defense forces spoke out emotionally about how the Ukrainian forces dumped their own serviceman.

“His troops abandoned him. I thought they would take him away in another helicopter, but they just took his pistol from him and flew away,” a member of the self-defense forces in Slavyansk told RIA Novosti rt.com




NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea

Hackers brought down several public NATO websites, the alliance said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea.

The Western military alliance’s spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu, said on social networking site Twitter that cyber attacks, which began on Saturday evening, continued on Sunday, although most services had now been restored.

“It doesn’t impede our ability to command and control our forces. At no time was there any risk to our classified networks,” another NATO official said.

NATO’s main public website (www.nato.int), which carried a statement by Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen saying that Sunday’s referendum on Crimea’s status would violate international law and lack legitimacy, worked intermittently.

The so-called “distributed denial of service” (DDoS) attack, in which hackers bombard websites with requests causing them to slow down or crash, also hit the site of a NATO-affiliated cyber security center in Estonia. NATO’s unclassified e-mail network was also affected.

A group calling itself “cyber berkut” said the attack had been carried out by patriotic Ukrainians angry over what they saw as NATO interference in their country. reuters.com

16.03.2014 y KiberBerkut stopped the attack defenseless NATO resources

We affirm the termination KiberBerkut DDoS-attack resources http://ccdcoe.org/, http://nato.int/ and http://nato-pa.int/. Pay attention to European taxpayers to wasting your money on software notorious cyber defense. If NATO can not protect their resources, the protection of personal data of ordinary Europeans can not be considered. cyber-berkut.org

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