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Two killed in shooting at US air force base

Two airmen were killed in a "a workplace violence incident" on Friday at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, military officials said, with media outlets reporting that an airman shot his commanding officer and then himself.

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Russian air force to continue backing Syrian army

Russian ground forces did not take part in the Syrian army's operation to drive Islamic State fighters out of the city of Palmyra, but the Russian air force did and it will continue assisting Syrian government troops, the Kremlin said on Mon

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Indonesia military plane crash kills dozens

At least 49 people were reported dead after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been o

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Indonesia military plane crash kills dozens

At least 49 people were reported dead after a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been o

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UAE confirms air force took part in strikes on IS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force took part in strikes on Islamic State targets overnight, the Gulf Arab country's official WAM news agency reported on Tuesday. The operation took place "in coordination wi

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Jordan airforce destroy vehicles crossing from Syria

Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels. "

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BREAKING NEWS: Jordan destroys vehicles crossing border

Jordan's airforce hit and destroyed military vehicles trying to cross from Syria, Jordanian state television said on Wednesday. "The Royal Airforce destroyed a number of military vehicles which tried to cross the Jordania

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Lockheed Martin wins $253m Saudi contract

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, said it has won a $253 million contract to provide F-15SA pilot and maintenance training systems for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The US defence giant has served as the Royal

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Saudi air force officer faces rape charge in US

A Saudi Air Force sergeant in the United States for training has been arrested on child sexual assault charges over accusations he raped a 13-year-old boy in a Las Vegas hotel, and bail was set on Friday at just over $1.2 million, authorities sa

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Syrian jets bomb rebel targets, flights suspended

Syrian air force jets bombarded rebel targets on Friday close to the Damascus airport road and a regional airline said foreign carriers had halted flights to the capital. Activists said security forces clashed with rebels trying t

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