Tel Aviv –
An Israeli fighter jet crashed after being fired at by the Syrian Air Force while launching an offensive against Iran's "targets" in the country. This incident was the most serious incident between Israel and Iran since the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011. It is also the first time, Israel has publicly acknowledged that it attacked Iranian targets in Syria .
Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said both fighter jet pilots of the fallen F-16 were reportedly safe in the incident. Earlier the Israeli military alerted Iran that it was responsible for unmanned drones or drones entering Israeli territory. Israel has also repeatedly reminded of the existence of Iranian forces in the Syrian region.
"The Israeli military is targeting the Iranian control system in Syria that sends UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) into Israeli airspace," Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, adding that the Syrian Air Force then fired antiaircraft missiles up to an Israeli F-16 fighter jet.
"Iran is responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty," Conricus said as quoted by AFP news agency AFP , Saturday (10/2/2018).
In a separate Israeli military statement mentioned, Israeli troops identified an "Iranian UAV" launched from Syria and intercepted it in Israeli airspace with a fighter. The F-16 fighter plane crashed in the valley of Jezreel, in northern Israel.
"During the attack, some anti-aircraft missiles were fired into IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft," the Israeli military statement said.
"The pilots are wrong one plane jumped as a procedure.The pilots landed in Israeli territory and were taken to the hospital for medical treatment, "added the Israeli military.
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The Russian military ordered every fighter aircraft operating in Syria to fly higher. This was conveyed after one of the Russian fighter jets crashed after being hit by an anti-aircraft missile fired from a portable launcher placed on the shoulder.
A Russian SU-25 fighter jet was shot down by Syrian rebels in Idlib province on Saturday (3/2). The Russian defense ministry said the fighter jet pilot threw himself in, fought with rebels on the ground before blowing himself up with the grenade he carried.
According to a recent report by local Izvestia newspaper quoted by the Russian Ministry of Defense as quoted Reuters on Tuesday (6/2/2018), there is a new policy enacted to prevent Russian fighter jets from attacks by Syrian rebels.
Izvestia declares a decision has been taken by the Russian authorities so that next every fighter should fly above 5,000 meters altitude in an effort to keep the fighter safe.
Mentioned Izvestia, this kind of policy has been applied before. But it is also mentioned that the fighter jet type SU-25 has a reason to fly at lower altitudes in recent days.
In a separate statement, the Kremlin said the missiles fired from a portable launcher on the shoulders belonging to Syrian rebels are now a threat to all aircraft operating in Syria. But the Kremlin said it was too early to mention who supplied such weapons systems to the Syrian rebels.
"It is extraordinarily alarming that surface-to-air missiles fired from shoulder shooters are now in the hands of terrorists.This is a grave danger to all governments," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Ministry of Defense Russia called the fighter jet fighter pilot named Major Roman Filipov. Reported Filipov will get a posthumous award of a medal of the Russian Hero, also known as the Golden Star. Russia calls Filipov dead on the battlefield as a hero. "The pilot was heroically killed, we are proud of our heroes," said Peskov.
Separately, local Russian media reported that the Syrian regime and possibly alongside Russian special forces operating in the country, will carry out special operations to retrieve the bodies of Filipov. The special operation was also aimed at gathering pieces of projectiles on Filipov jet fighters to find out who the weapons suppliers used the rebels.
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Mexico City –
Two priests and an elementary school teacher were shot dead by gunmen in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Four other people were injured when gunmen fired at their car on Monday (5/2) morning local time. The incident took place on the highway between the city of Taxco and Iguala.
"A black vehicle blocked the road and several suspects opened fire on another car," the Guerrero State Ministry of Security, southern Mexico, told reporters [19459012AFP
Police later found the black vehicle abandoned about 1.5 kilometers from the scene of the shooting, with a rifle in it.
The local diocese condemned the killing, while encouraging authorities to quickly find the perpetrators.
In recent years, attacks on priests have increased in Mexico, which is predominantly Catholic. According to the Multimedial Catholic Center, about 20 people have been killed since 2013. Most violence occurred in war-torn states between powerful drug cartels, including in Guerrero.
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This incident took place in the Zamzama district, the upper class in southern Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday (5/2) local time.
Police say two Chinese nationals was in the car when the shooter was in another car. Then the shooter opened fire from his car
Two bullets lodged in the head of one of the Chinese, the wound left him dead. This seems to be a targeted attack, "senior police official Azad Khan said.
" The police have nine shell casings, "he added.
One Chinese man survived the attack this, without injury. A passer-by in Pakistan was slightly wounded.
The two Chinese were workers in a shipping company. Thousands of Chinese mechanics and technicians do work in Pakistan.
China invests in Pakistan. There is an investment of USD 54 billion in a project called the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, developing aspects of infrastructure, energy and transport links between the Xinjiang region in western China and the Gwadar port in Pakistan.
Last October, Pakistan confirmed two Chinese people were killed. The two men were kidnapped in the southwestern part of Quetta. Several months later the ISIS claimed to have killed them.
In May 2017, a pair of men and women were dragged to a car by three men. The witness saw a Chinese woman escape.
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