airstrikes

Pakistan Claims It Shot Down Two Indian Warplanes, Captured Pilots

The conflict between India and Pakistan in Kashmir apparently escalated significantly overnight, as Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian warplanes, captured two pilots, and conducted six airstrikes against ground targets on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LOC). As with Tuesday’s Indian airstrikes on Pakistani territory, both sides dispute many of the details of these aerial engagements.

An Indian Air Force officer along with others inspects the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Russia to Ship Missile Defense System to Syria

Russian Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi stated on Wednesday that Moscow will supply Syria with “new missile defense systems soon.” He did not specify the equipment involved, but other reports in the Russian press suggest he was referring to the vaunted S-300 surface-to-air missile launcher.

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - APRIL 5, 2017: S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems seen at Alabino Range during a rehearsal for the upcoming 9 May military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Assad Forces Bomb Hospitals Near Damascus, over 100 Civilians Killed

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s bloody efforts to stamp out the remaining rebel enclaves near Damascus resulted in what observers are describing as the wholesale massacre of civilians on Monday and Tuesday, with a bombing campaign that deliberately targeted seven hospitals and killed over a hundred people, including at least 20 children.

US 'deeply concerned' about attacks on Syria rebel enclave

Israel Warns Hamas: Stop Violent Riots Or Face Harsh Consequences

TEL AVIV – Stop the violent protests or Israel will respond harshly, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) warned Gazans demonstrators in an Arabic-language video Tuesday, adding that they might consider protesting against their oppressive Hamas government instead.

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (R) sits next to Major General Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry agency responsible for civilian affairs in the Palestinian territories, as they attend a ceremony on July 10, 2017 in Jalamah, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, during which …