Drone


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The Gulf
A Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drone is seen shortly after its landing at an airport in Gecitkala, known as Lefkoniko in Greek, in Cyprus, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

Turkey sells armed drones to UAE - sources

20 drones have already been received by UAE this month

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Levant & Turkey
A member of the Sheitaat tribe poses for a picture in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, on January 27, 2019.

Tribal spies in Syria helping US against Islamic State

'I exacted revenge in blood for those of my tribe whom Daesh crucified, executed, and beheaded'

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Defense
This handout picture provided by the Iranian Army office on August 25, 2022 shows the launch of a military unmanned aerial vehicle during a two-day drone drill at an undisclosed location in Iran.

Head of Israel's Mossad: 'No immunity' for Iran

'We will not take part in this charade. We will not close our eyes to the proven truth,' David Barnea warns

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Iran & Eastern States
An Iranian woman walks at Sadeghie square in Tehran, Iran, on July 31, 2022.

US sanctions Iran over Albanian cyberattack, drones to Russia

'Iran's cyber attack against Albania disregards norms of responsible peacetime state behavior in cyberspace'

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Asia & Pacific
Taiwanese soldiers operate equipment at a naval station on Penghu, an archipelago of several dozen islands off Taiwan's western coast, August 30, 2022.

Taiwan vows to counter Chinese aggression

China's intention to make Taiwan Strait its 'inner sea' will be the root of instability, says Taipei

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Defense
An armed Israeli military drone

Israel's armed drones allowed for 'surgical' precision in Gaza

Israeli drones hit dozens of targets during Operation 'Breaking Dawn'

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Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi shake hands in Tehran, Iran, on July 19, 2022.

Over 40 Iranian flights landed in Russia since invasion of Ukraine

Two of three airlines making the Tehran-Moscow route are under US sanctions

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Iran & Eastern States
Iranian army officials visit an underground drone base tunnel in the heart of Iran's western Zagros Mountains, on May 28, 2022.

US says Russian officials training on Iran drones

US official: The Iran, Russia relationship exemplifies why Washington must maintain presence in Middle East

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Levant & Turkey
Members of Kurdish security forces in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in the northeastern Hasakeh province, Syria, on July 25, 2022.

Turkish drone strike kills 4 in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack struck a Kurdish hospital

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Iran & Eastern States
Taliban fighters stand guard as bus transports Afghan internally displaced to their homes to the east, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 28, 2022.

Taliban says investigating US claim of killing al Qaeda leader

'The government and the leadership weren’t aware of what is being claimed, nor any trace there'

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US / Canada
Le président américain Joe Biden parle de l'opération antiterroriste "réussie" qui a tué le chef d'Al-Qaida Ayman al-Zawahiri, depuis la Maison Blanche à Washington, le 1er août 2022.

Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri killed in US strike in Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden: 'This terrorist leader is no more'

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Levant & Turkey
Russian General Igor Konachenkov shows drones intercepted in the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, September 26, 2019.

Russia shoots down two drones in Syria

Russian military spokesman blames the attack on armed militants

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Defense
Lebanese drone shot down by IDF on July 18, 2022.

IDF shoots down drone that crossed into Israeli territory from Lebanon

Drone 'likely' flown by Hezbollah, IDF says

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Iran & Eastern States
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily press briefing on December 7, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington DC, US.

US: Russian officials visited Iran to buy drones

Washington sends message to Arab nations of relevance of Ukraine war

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Defense
The launch of a drone carrying a missile during a military drill at an undisclosed location in central Iran, image released on January 6, 2021.

Israel to laser in on Iranian drone threat as Biden visits

As concerns mount over drone warfare, Israel hopes the new 'Iron Beam' system will secure its skies

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International
United States National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan takes questions during the daily press briefing in Washington, DC, United States, on December 7, 2021.

US intelligence: Iran preparing drones for Russia in Ukraine

Sullivan: 'The Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with up to several hundred UAVs'

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Defense
A picture taken on January 24, 2022 from the Golan Heights shows an Israeli army tank from the 1973 Yom Kippur war overlooking the Syrian governorate of Quneitra.

Syrian soldier killed in alleged Israeli drone strike - reports

UAV attack occurred around Quneitra in southern Syria

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Defense
A Hezbollah supporter waves the flag of Hezbollah group in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon, October 22, 2021.

Israel: Military shot down additional Hezbollah drone last week

This drone came just days before three Hezbollah drones were shot down on Saturday

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Levant & Turkey
Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, on June 23, 2022.

Lebanese officials chide ‘risky, unacceptable’ Hezbollah drone launch

US-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border between Israel and Lebanon are so far fruitless

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Defense
View of the Leviathan gas field gas processing rig near the Israeli city of Caesarea, on January 31, 2019.

i24NEWS investigation reveals Hezbollah drone video to be fake

Drone video of Karish gas rig ripped off from promotional video released by rig's owner, Energean

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Iran & Eastern States
An Iranian missile being fired during the last day of the air defence exercise of 'Aseman Velayat 99', in an unidentified location in Iran, image released on October 22, 2020.

Report: Drone hits important military base in Tehran

The attack was allegedly launched from inside Iran

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Middle East
The area around the citadel of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on May 24, 2022.

Drone attack targets US Consulate in Iraq's Erbil - security source

No immediate reports of any casualties or major damage

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Iran & Eastern States
An underground drone base tunnel of the Iranian Army in the heart of the country's western Zagros Mountains.

Aerospace engineer found dead - Iranian media reports

Dr. Ayoob Entezari found dead of food poisoning

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North Africa
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli border with Egypt, on August 19, 2011.

Israel’s army shoots down Egyptian drone in Israeli skies

Egypt is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency in the Sinai, one that Israel reportedly helps contain