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Israel attack at Isfahan ‘took out’ Russian-made air defence system

AOL 20 Apr 2024
Israel’s attack on Iran appears to have been a highly precise strike that took out the key part of a Russian-made air defence system at a major Isfahan air base, according to reports ... Iran was given the S-300 air defence battery by Russia in 2016.

Britain doesn’t need an Iron Dome

The Spectator 20 Apr 2024
Air defence in the news this week, after Israel, with the help of allies including the UK, shot down around 99 per cent of over 300 cruise and ballistic missiles and drones fired at it by Iran.

Taiwan detects 21 Chinese military aircraft, 17 cross Taiwan Strait median line, says Ministry

Beijing News 20 Apr 2024
... News ... According to Taiwan News, the defence ministry had earlier tracked three Chinese military aircraft entering the median line or its extension in the 24-hour period starting at 6 am on Friday.

Ukrainian Drone Strike Kills Two in Russian Border Region

Moscow Times 20 Apr 2024
news My Hometown Belgorod Is Under Near-Daily Attack ... The defence ministry said it intercepted 50 Ukrainian drones overnight, including 26 over the Belgorod region and one over territory surrounding Moscow.

Turkish CGS calls on Minister for Defence

Urdu Point 19 Apr 2024
... the esteemed Turkish defence delegation, a news release said.

Israel ‘launches missile attacks’ on Iran's Isfahan; Tehran grounds flights: Reports | Latest updates

Hindustan Times 19 Apr 2024
Flights were suspended in Isfahan and the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz as well as airports across the country’s western borders, Iran’s Mehr news agency also reported.Several drones “have been ...

Israel ‘strikes targets inside Iran’

The Times/The Sunday Times 19 Apr 2024
The attacks are yet to be confirmed by Israel or the US, but Iranian air defences were said to have opened fire over the cities of Isfahan and Tabriz. ABC News, citing anonymous US officials, first ...

Ukraine says it shot down Russian strategic bomber after strike kills nine

Al Jazeera 19 Apr 2024
The Ministry of Defence said the plane was returning to its base in Russia after having fired missiles at Ukraine overnight ... The pilots ejected,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying.

Nine killed in overnight Russian strikes, as Ukraine downs bomber

RTE 19 Apr 2024
Life-saving air defence. After the strike, President Volodymyr Zelensky repeated his calls for Ukraine's Western allies to supply air defence systems ... The pilots ejected," the state-run TASS news agency quoted Russia's defence ministry as saying.

Israel launches attack on Iran's Isfahan town

Madhyamam 19 Apr 2024
Just a few days prior, Iran had launched an attack on Israel in retaliation for an alleged attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, which resulted in the deaths of seven senior members of the ...

WATCH: Explosions in Iran, US media reports Israeli strikes

Independent online (SA) 19 Apr 2024
Graphic News ... ABC and CBS News reported the strikes had been carried out by Israel, quoting US officials ... "Iran's air defence has been activated in the skies of several provinces of the country," Tehran's official IRNA news agency said.

Israel's attack on Iran and Syria: what we know so far

The New Arab 19 Apr 2024
Over in Syria, an Israeli missile strike targeted an air defence unit in the south and caused material damage, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Friday ... CBS News reported that Israeli "missiles" had hit a site in Iran, citing a US official.

Has Israel attacked Iran’s Isfahan province? What we know so far

Al Jazeera 19 Apr 2024
Iran’s air defence systems were deployed in multiple parts of the country early Friday morning after reports of explosions near the airport in Isfahan province, amid rapidly escalating tensions with Israel, according to state media.