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US warns China over reported missile deployment in South China Sea

US warns China over reported missile deployment in South China SeaThe White House has issued a warning to China over its increased military presence in the hotly contested South China Sea. “We’re well aware of China’s militarization of the South China Sea,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, adding that there would be “near-term and long-term consequences” for the country. Ms Sanders was responding to reports that China had recently deployed missiles to three of the Spratly Islands – fortified outposts in the South China Sea where Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei have also claimed sovereignty.



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Syria's Assad presses offensive, missile strikes raise escalation risk

Syria's Assad presses offensive, missile strikes raise escalation riskThe Syrian army unleashed a massive bombardment against one rebel enclave on Monday and prepared for the withdrawal of insurgents from another as President Bashar al-Assad pushes to crush the rebels’ last besieged strongholds. There were more than 140 Syrian army air strikes on the town of Rastan and surrounding villages in the rebel enclave between the cities of Hama and Homs early on Monday, alongside sustained shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Last week a Syrian government minister said the enclave would be the army’s next target after it retook all rebel areas around the capital, a goal it looked closer to achieving with Monday’s expected insurgent pullout from south Damascus.



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Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forces

Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forcesMissile strikes on central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said Monday, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Tehran’s archfoe Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, missile strikes hit two military targets in Aleppo and Hama provinces late Sunday.



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The Latest: Missile attack on Syria kills Iranians

The Latest: Missile attack on Syria kills IraniansBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):



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Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forces

Missile strikes on Syria kill 26, mostly Iranian, forcesMissile strikes on central Syria killed 26 pro-regime fighters, most of them Iranians, a monitor said Monday, in a raid that bore the hallmarks of Tehran’s archfoe Israel. The Syrian regime, which denounced a “fresh aggression” after the strikes, meanwhile continued to flush out armed groups from the capital with more deals to transfer fighters to the country’s north. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, missile strikes hit two military targets in Aleppo and Hama provinces late Sunday.



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North Korea says it’s suspending nuclear and missile tests

North Korea says it’s suspending nuclear and missile testsThe announcement said the suspension will continue so long as there are no nuclear threats against North Korea and contained no indication that the country would give up its nuclear weapons.



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US Air Force awards nearly $1 bn for hypersonic missile

US Air Force awards nearly $  1 bn for hypersonic missileThe US Air Force is awarding almost $ 1 billion to Lockheed Martin to design and develop a hypersonic missile that can be launched from a warplane. The contract follows repeated warnings from senior defense officials about rapid advances by China and Russia in the field of hypersonic weaponry, where missiles can fly at many times the speed of sound and dodge missile-defense systems. On Thursday, Mike Griffin, the Pentagon’s new defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said China had built “a pretty mature system” for a hypersonic missile to strike from thousands of kilometers (miles) away.



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Syrian state TV reports new missile attacks

Syrian state TV reports new missile attacksSyrian anti-aircraft defences shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and another base northeast of the capital, Damascus, according to Syria's state television. Ed Giles reports



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Syrian state TV reports new missile attacks

Syrian state TV reports new missile attacksSyrian anti-aircraft defences shot down missiles fired at the Syrian air base of Shayrat in Homs province late on Monday and another base northeast of the capital, Damascus, according to Syria's state television. Ed Giles reports



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The Tomahawk Cruise Missile: How Trump Could Strike Syria

The Tomahawk Cruise Missile: How Trump Could Strike SyriaThe Tomahawk cruise missile is one of the most successful weapons of the postwar era. The Tomahawk has been adapted to a variety of missions, from tactical nuclear missile to ship-killer, and with upgrades will serve the U.S. military for the foreseeable future. The Tomahawk was originally developed in the early 1970s as a nuclear-tipped cruise missile to be carried on B-52 strategic bombers.



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