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Turkey Braces for U.S. Sanctions over Purchase of Russian Missiles

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Tuesday his country is prepared to face U.S. sanctions for proceeding with its controversial purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles while continuing to argue Turkey is not threatening American or NATO security by acquiring the Russian weapons.

Russia, St. Petersburg : 2834528 04/28/2016 S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems roll through Palace Square in St. Petersburg during Victory Day Parade rehearsal. Alexei Danichev/Sputnik

Saudis Intercept Seven Missiles Fired by Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels of Yemen fired a salvo of seven ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, targeting the cities of Najran, Jizan, Khamis Mushait, and the capital of Riyadh. Saudi defense forces say they were able to intercept all seven missiles. One fatality and two injuries were reported as debris from an intercepted missile fell on a home in Riyadh and killed an Egyptian resident. The death marked the first fatality on Saudi soil from a Houthi attack.

Saudis intercept seven Yemen rebel missiles in deadly escalation

Israel Intercepts Drone Approaching from Syria

The IDF launched a Patriot missile on Saturday, which successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from Syria approaching Israeli airspace near the Golan Heights border. The Patriot was launched from the area surrounding the northern city of ​​Safed, with residents of the area reportedly hearing explosions.

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Power Cable For Kuwait’s Air Missile Defense System Stolen

JAFFA, Israel –  The power cable of Kuwait’s Patriot air defense missile system has been stolen, Al Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.The stolen cable is the main, but not only, source of electric power to the device. “Though it shouldn’t prevent

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