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Israeli security stands around the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel, near kibbutz of Harduf, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian …

IDF Probe: F-16 May Have Been Downed by Shrapnel

An initial Israeli Air Force investigation indicated that Saturday’s F-16 fighter jet crash was caused by explosion of an anti-aircraft missile next to the plane, but not necessarily from a direct hit, the army said.

IRAQ, Baghdad : A pilot climbs into a U.S. F-16 jet fighter at the al-Asad Air Base west the capital Baghdad, on November 1, 2011. US soldiers began to leave the base to go home in a massive logistical operation which has to be finished by December 31, in line …

U.S. F-16 Warplane Crashes Near Bagram, Afghanistan

A U.S. pilot safely ejected before the U.S. F-16 warplane he was flying crashed during an evening takeoff near Bagram Air Field, the largest American military base located north of the Afghan capital Kabul, according to the Pentagon.

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Military Claims Not to Have Known Downed Jet Was Russian

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Turkey’s defense of its airspace Tuesday evening after Ankara fighter jets shot down a Russian SU-24 warplane earlier in the day, with the Turkish leader claiming that the military was unable to identify the jet that was violating the country’s sovereignty.

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American F-16 Fighters Arrive at Turkish Air Base for ISIS Campaign

Six American F-16 jets have arrived at Incirlik air base in Turkey, following the Turkish government’s agreement to allow U.S. planes to fly bombing runs against ISIS from their air fields. Last week saw the first strike missions carried out by drones, which were flying unarmed reconnaissance from Incirlik prior to Turkey’s change in policy.