Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles'

Hezbollah defies Israel, says has 'precision missiles'Lebanon’s Hezbollah said Thursday it had acquired “precision missiles” despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability. The resistance now owns precision missiles” as part of its weaponry, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address during the key Shiite commemoration of Ashura. Israel this month acknowledged carrying out more than 200 strikes over the past 18 months in war-torn Syria, where Hezbollah fights alongside Israel’s arch-foe and Shiite powerhouse Iran in support of the Damascus regime.


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Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state media

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state mediaAn Israeli missile attack targeted the Syrian capital’s airport late Saturday, activating air defences which shot down a number of the projectiles, state news agency SANA reported. “Our air defences responded to an Israeli missile attack on Damascus international airport and shot down a number of hostile missiles,” a military source said, quoted by SANA. The agency, without giving any information on casualties or damage, posted footage and images of the air defences being activated.


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Yemen's Houthis say they fire two missiles at Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthis say they fire two missiles at Saudi ArabiaDUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi group fired two Zelzal-1 missiles in the direction of Saudi Arabian provinces alongside the joint border, the Houthis’ Masirah TV said in a tweet on Sunday. The two missiles targeted “gatherings of Saudi soldiers,” one in Jizan and the other in Najran, it said. The Saudi armed forces did not confirm the attacks. Saudi Arabia is leading a western-backed alliance of Sunni Muslim Arab states trying to restore the internationally recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Iran-aligned Houthis in 2015. …


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New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts say

New N. Korea missiles unlikely to doom talks, experts sayNews that North Korea appears to be building more intercontinental missiles does not necessarily mean negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang are headed for trouble, experts said Tuesday. Just weeks after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met at a high-stakes summit in Singapore, officials told the Washington Post that Pyongyang seems to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles. The work is underway at a factory outside Pyongyang in Sanumdong, where scientists produced the North’s first ICBMs capable of reaching the United States.


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North Korea reportedly developing new missiles after pledging denuclearization

  1. North Korea reportedly developing new missiles after pledging denuclearization  USA TODAY
  2. North Korea working on new missiles, US officials say, despite thaw  BBC News
  3. Tuesday Morning Briefing  Reuters
  4. North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station  38 North
  5. 5 things for July 31: North Korea, Manafort, wildfire, aid groups & sex abuse, Brexit  CNN
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