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Turkey Claims Yet Another Russian Jet Invaded Its Airspace

Turkey claims that one of Russia’s most advanced fighter-bombers, an Su-34 Fullback, entered into Turkish airspace at 11:46 a.m. local time on Friday. The event occurred after Turkey broadcasted multiple warnings for the jet to turn away. Russia says the incursion never happened, and that it is just “baseless…

60 Minutes Depicts Russia's Air Campaign In Syria As Propaganda-Filled And Stalling

A 60 Minutes segment uploaded yesterday claims that Russia’s air campaign in Syria is really a propaganda fueled, dumb-bomb slinging adventure that has had questionable results, with goals that reach well beyond Syria itself — the same conclusions that Foxtrot Alpha has made for quite some time now.

The Islamic State Is Developing Remote Control Car Bombs With Decoy Dummies

Suicide bombings are a favorite tactic of choice for terrorists the world over. Hamas, the Tamil Tigers, and the Taliban have all used them. The Islamic State has committed plenty of suicide attacks, too, but suicide attacks have an inherent problem – eventually you run out of people willing to commit suicide just to…

Coalition Jets Will Do Seemingly Anything To Stay Away From Russia In Western Syria

More telling evidence that the airspace over Syria remains a conflicted and dangerous mess emerged this week in the form of a video of French Rafales carrying SCALP EG cruise missiles for strikes. And make no mistake – it’s a mess seemingly dictated by Russian action and coalition reaction.

Texas Plumber Sues Dealer After His Old Truck Ends Up With Islamic Militants 

It was nearly a year ago to the day that we were introduced to the plight of Mark Oberholtzer, the Texas City plumber greeted with the not-so pleasant sight of his old work truck on the evening news being used as an anti-aircraft vehicle for Islamic militants in Syria—with his company’s logo still on it, of course.…

Russia Launches Cruise Missiles At Syria From Submarine In The Mediterranean 

The Russian improved Kilo Class diesel electric submarine Rostov-on-Don (B-237) launched cruise missiles at targets in Syria today, from a submerged position in the eastern Mediterranean. This is the first time a Russian submarine has struck targets in Syrua since Russia began its aerial offensive around October and…

Russia Says Drone Traffic Has Tripled Over Syria, But Coalition Is Holding Back Intel

Russia’s Ministry of Defense social media channels have been busy as ever, but today they seem to have a peculiar focus on coalition drone traffic over Syria. The Russians say there’s more of it than ever, but one general is complaining they’re not getting their fair share of information from other countries battling…

UK Orders Attacks On Islamic State In Syria, Royal Air Force Airstrikes Imminent 

Following the attacks on Paris, the parliament debate over the use of Royal Air Force aircraft entering the air war over Syria against ISIS re-ignited in spectacular fashion. That debate has now come to a close with a 397 to 223 vote decision being made to immediately begin striking ISIS targets in Syria, not just…

Wait, Obama Is Just Now Sending A Hunter-Killer Spec Ops Team To Fight ISIS?

The Pentagon and the Obama Administration announced yesterday that a team of between 100 and 200 special operations forces will be sent to Iraq to hunt down ISIS leadership and key intelligence. While this may sound like a solid move against the terror group, the timing of this deployment is just another symptom of a…

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Rhetoric Heats Up As Russian S-400 Missiles Arrive In Syria; Germany Joins The Fight Against ISIS

It has been a wild 36 hours when it comes to the increasingly complex tapestry of major international players taking part in combat operations in Syria. On one hand, Russia may be warming to integrating its forces into a single air campaign with the U.S., France and other nations. Yet at the same time, Russian-Turkish…

One Of The Downed Su-24 Pilots Is Alive And Talking As Russia Beefs Up Defenses In Syria

It has been more than 24 hours since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 Fencer that briefly passed into its territory. Now we are seeing the clear steps Russia is taking in response to this event, and we’ve learned that one of the jet’s pilots has survived the attack, contrary to earlier reports.

Russia Loses Attack Jet And Helicopter In Syria In One Day: Here's What We Know

Hours after a Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down by a Turkish F-16 over Syria after Turkey claimed the jet invaded its airspace, killing two pilots, tensions remain high between both nations as the U.S. and France urged caution and de-escalation. In addition, a Russian soldier was apparently killed today by Free…