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Damaged By Drone Strike: Suleimani's Sainthood Is Now Being Questioned

Damaged By Drone Strike: Suleimani's Sainthood Is Now Being QuestionedIran’s brand is thinning among the Shi’a and Suleimani’s departure creates breathing room for the Shi’a in the region.



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Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait

Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait(Bloomberg) — Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the U.S. drone used to kill a top Iranian general in Baghdad took off from a military base in Kuwait, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Guards’ aerospace force.The Guards had detected activity from the drone and fighter jets near Baghdad airport but didn’t know they were planning to target Qassem Soleimani, according to Hajizadeh. At least four military bases in the Persian Gulf were involved in the Jan. 3 operation, he said, according to the report late Wednesday.To contact the reporters on this story: Farah Elbahrawy in Dubai at felbahrawy@bloomberg.net;Golnar Motevalli in Dubai at gmotevalli@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Amy TeibelFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

More than 100 killed in Yemen missile, drone attackMore than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said Sunday. Saturday’s strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Huthis and Yemen’s internationally recognised government, which is supported by a Saudi-led military coalition. The Huthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib — about 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the capital Sanaa — during evening prayers, military sources told AFP.



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France says it carries out first armed drone strike in Mali

France says it carries out first armed drone strike in MaliFrance’s defense ministry announced Monday it had carried out its first armed drone strike, killing seven Islamic extremists in central Mali over the weekend. France joins a tiny group of countries that use armed drones, including the United States. The drone deployment came nearly one month after two French helicopters collided in Mali, killing 13 soldiers in the deadliest military loss for France in nearly four decades.



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French army carries out first-ever drone strike during Mali op

French army carries out first-ever drone strike during Mali opFrance’s armed forces said Monday it had carried out a drone strike for the first time, during operations in Mali at the weekend in which it said 40 “terrorists” were killed. On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron had announced that French forces had “neutralised” 33 jihadists in the central Malian region of Mopti, in an operation that had started the previous night. In a statement, the French military command said the drone strike happened during a follow-up operation Saturday in which another seven jihadist fighters were killed.



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Syria says possible drone attacks hit 3 oil, gas facilities

Syria says possible drone attacks hit 3 oil, gas facilitiesNear-simultaneous attacks believed to have been carried out by drones hit three government-run oil and gas installations in central Syria, state TV and the Oil Ministry said Saturday. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, which targeted the Homs oil refinery — one of only two in the country — as well as two natural gas facilities in different parts of Homs province. Syria has suffered fuel shortages since earlier this year amid Western sanctions blocking imports, and because most of the country’s oil fields are controlled by Kurdish-led fighters in the country’s east.



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Iraqis protest to defy 'slaughter' in Baghdad as drone hits cleric's home

Iraqis protest to defy 'slaughter' in Baghdad as drone hits cleric's homeThousands attended angry protests in Baghdad and southern Iraq Saturday, grieving but defiant after 20 of them were killed in an attack the previous day that demonstrators described as “slaughter”. The dramatic developments have threatened to derail the anti-government rallies rocking Iraq since October, the largest and deadliest grassroots movement in decades. Late Friday, at least 20 protesters were killed or sustained wounds that later proved fatal, while dozens more were injured, when unidentified gunmen attacked a large building where protesters had camped out for weeks, medics said.



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Iran downs unidentified drone that 'infiltrated' near Gulf coast: reports

Iran downs unidentified drone that 'infiltrated' near Gulf coast: reportsIran shot down an unidentified drone that “infiltrated” near Bandar-e Mahshahr port on the Gulf coast Friday, Iranian media reported, after the downing of a US drone nearly triggered air strikes earlier this year. Relevant units acted “in response to a violation of our airspace by a drone (that) infiltrated”, IRIBNEWS reported, citing Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard, commander in chief of aerial defence. “The drone was shot down before it could reach sensitive sites thanks to the great vigilance of our unified aerial defence system,” he said.



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UPDATE 4-Iran downs drone over southern port city of Mahshahr – IRNA

UPDATE 4-Iran downs drone over southern port city of Mahshahr - IRNAIranian forces shot down a drone belonging to a foreign country on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official. “The downed drone definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is being investigated,” the governor of Iran’s southern Khuzestan province, Gholamreza Shariati, said, according to IRNA.



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Can Israel Fend off an Iranian Missile or Drone Attack?

Can Israel Fend off an Iranian Missile or Drone Attack?How good are their defenses?



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