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Drone Strike Kills 1, Injures 10 in Tel Aviv

Houthi rebels claim responsibility

(Newser) - Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday claimed responsibility for an early morning drone believed to have exploded above Tel Aviv, leaving at least 10 injured and one dead. The aerial strike rumbled through the streets causing shards of shrapnel to rain down and leaving a large explosion radius, authorities said....

Iran Says Ballistic Missiles Are Headed to Israel

US offers to help ally intercept the aerial threats

(Newser) - Iran launched its first full-scale aerial attack against Israel on Saturday, including ballistic missiles, and the US was helping its ally prepare to defend against the strikes. Israeli intelligence had detected the launch of dozens of bomb-carrying drones and cruise missiles from Iran and Iraq, the New York Times reports,...

Amid Mideast Conflict, a New Accusation From Lebanon

Nation says Israel's killing of Hamas leader near Beirut violates its sovereignty

(Newser) - Israel hasn't confirmed it's responsible for a Tuesday drone strike in Lebanon that took out Saleh al-Arouri, the highest-ranking Hamas figure killed since war erupted in October. But Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has condemned the killing of the 57-year-old founding member of Hamas' military wing and six...

Nigeria Drone Strike Kills 85 Civilians

Officials say military thought it was 'targeting terrorists and bandits'

(Newser) - At least 85 civilians were killed when an army drone attack erroneously targeted a religious gathering in northwest Nigeria, officials confirmed Tuesday as the country's president ordered a probe into the latest in a series of such deadly mistakes in Nigeria's conflict zones. The strike took place Sunday...

Ukraine, Russia Launch Major Attacks

2 die during Russian bombardment of Kyiv as Ukraine destroys transport aircraft in Pskov

(Newser) - Russian officials on Wednesday accused Ukraine of launching what appeared to be the biggest nighttime drone attack on Russian soil since the war began 18 months ago. The Kremlin's forces also hit Kyiv during the night with what Ukrainian officials called a "massive, combined attack" that killed two...

Ukraine Drone Reportedly Blows Hole in Russian Ship

Russia doesn't acknowledge damage, claims to have repelled Ukrainian attack on Novorossiysk

(Newser) - Russia's defense ministry says it has repelled a Ukrainian drone attack on its naval base in the Russian port of Novorossiysk on the Black Sea. What it didn't say Friday was that a Russian naval ship, Olenegorsky Gornyak, suffered a hit that left it badly damaged, according to...

Russia: We Foiled Ukrainian Drone Attack on Moscow

Airport had to be temporarily closed as 5 drones were taken out

(Newser) - Russian air defenses on Tuesday foiled a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow that prompted authorities to briefly close one of the city's international airports, reports the AP , as a Western analysis said Russia has managed to slow Kyiv's recently launched counteroffensive. The drone attack, which follows previous similar...

Drones Attack Russia's Capital
Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Drones Strike Moscow at Dawn

Russia blames Ukraine, which denies 'direct involvement,' but was 'pleased to watch'

(Newser) - Russia says Ukraine sent at least eight drones to Moscow in an early morning "terrorist attack." There were no serious injuries and only minor damage to buildings reported Tuesday, the BBC reports, noting Ukraine has denied involvement. Russia said all drones were intercepted. "Three of them were...

Rare Daytime Strikes Send Kyiv Residents Fleeing

Bombardment follows what Ukraine calls largest drone attack since Russia invaded

(Newser) - Russia surprised Ukraine with a rare daytime missile attack on Kyiv on Monday, sending residents from the streets to bomb shelters. Air raid sirens went off just before 11am, the New York Times reports, and video posted later by Ukrainian officials showed children wearing their backpacks screaming and running to...

Menacing Sound Becoming All Too Familiar in Ukraine

Buzzing from kamikaze drones precedes more attacks Monday in Kyiv

(Newser) - Russia unleashed more attacks on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Monday, this time solely with kamikaze drones made by Iran . While some were shot down, at least five successful strikes caused major damage to buildings and infrastructure and at least three deaths, said Mayor Vitaly Klitschko. Drones are being...

Drones Set Russian Oil Refinery Ablaze
Drones Light Up
Russian Oil Refinery

Drones Light Up Russian Oil Refinery

Officials blame 'terrorist actions' across the border in Ukraine

(Newser) - Two drones allegedly controlled by Ukraine crashed into a major Russian oil and gas refinery on Wednesday, setting the place ablaze. Footage shared by Russian state media showed black smoke pouring from the Novoshakhtinsk Refinery OAO in the Rostov district, about 5 miles from the border with eastern Ukraine, as...

Drone Explodes in Croatia, 3 Nations Away From War Zone

Flight path went through Romania and Hungary

(Newser) - Croatian officials criticized NATO on Saturday for what they said was its slow reaction to a Soviet-era military drone that apparently flew from the Ukrainian war zone through the airspace of three NATO member states, before crashing in the Croatian capital. The Russian-made unmanned aircraft crossed Romania and Hungary before...

New Video Shows US Drone Strike That Killed 7 Kids

'We deeply regret the loss of life,' says US Central Command rep

(Newser) - The Pentagon has released video footage of last year's botched drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 10 civilians, seven of them children. In two silent videos obtained by the New York Times through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, two drones observe a car backing into a walled...

Pentagon Won't Punish Anyone for Civilian Deaths

10 people were killed in Kabul after US commanders decided aid worker was with ISIS-K

(Newser) - The Pentagon won't discipline any US personnel involved in the mistaken drone strike that killed 10 civilians in Afghanistan in August. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin accepted recommendations on the issue that did not include punishment, press secretary John Kirby said Monday. The recommendations from two commanders were mostly procedural,...

Pentagon: Drone Strike Was 'Tragic Mistake'
'The Strike Was
a Tragic Mistake'

'The Strike Was a Tragic Mistake'

Pentagon says Kabul strike in August killed only civilians, no terrorists

(Newser) - The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday that an internal review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. “The strike was a tragic mistake," Marine...

Evidence Raises Questions About US Drone Strike

Driver could have been putting canisters of water, not explosives, in his vehicle

(Newser) - Video footage and interviews in Kabul have raised questions about the Pentagon's account of the final, fatal US drone attack of the Afghanistan war. The drone struck a vehicle in a residential neighborhood on Aug. 29 that the military said carried explosives and was "an imminent ISIS-K threat"...

US Drone Hits Vehicle Taking Suicide Bombers to Airport

Secondary blasts indicate a load of explosives, officials say

(Newser) - A US drone strike on a vehicle killed suicide bombers on their way to the Kabul airport on Sunday, Pentagon officials said. US officials said the attack eliminated "an imminent ISIS-K threat," the New York Times reports. According to initial reports, no civilians were injured, a spokesman said,...

Embassy to Americans in Saudi Capital: 'Stay Alert'

Kingdom claims missile or drone interception in Riyadh, maybe launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom's yearslong war against neighboring Yemen's Houthi rebels. Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities...

Confusion Abounds Over Tweet Showing 'Golfing Trump'

Twitter suspended 'fake' Khamenei account over apparent threat, but Iranian leader's site has the pic

(Newser) - Log onto the website of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and an unusual photo appears on the homepage: a graphic representation of a man who appears to be Donald Trump, playing golf in a red shirt. Look more closely, however, and the image turns more ominous, with the...

US Killing of Iran General Seen as 'Major Escalation'

Embassy tells all US citizens to leave Iraq

(Newser) - The killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US airstrike Thursday night is widely being described as a "game changer"—and a major escalation in the Middle East. Gen. Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed along with Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis...

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