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During the 2017 attack--the reason behind the U.S. strike at Shayrat air base-- Syrian helicopters dropped Sarin gas in barrel bombs, killing dozens of civilians in Douma. The agent used may have been a cocktail of chlorine and nerve agent as hospital workers reported the smell of chlorine with nerve ... Chemical Weapons
The US, UK and France have launched strikes "on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities" in Syria, US President Donald Trump announced ... A senior Russian military official has said that Syrian air defence had intercepted at least 71 cruise missiles fired by US, UK and France forces.

Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. Syrian air defenses responded to the joint strikes by the United States, France and Britain. International Law
The Safariland Group's Med-Eng business has secured a potential five-year, $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide equipment designed to help protect the lives of explosive ordnance disposal personnel. USAF chose the Med-Eng EOD 10 offering after the brand met a National Institute ...
It was not immediately clear whether Trump meant the allied military operation would extend beyond an initial nighttime round of missile strikes. ... that the U.S., France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons ...
These barrel bombs were likely used in the chemical attack. Reliable intelligence also indicates that Syrian military officials coordinated what appears to be the use of chlorine in Duma on April 7. Following these barrel bomb attacks, doctors and aid organizations on the ground in Duma reported the ...

WASHINGTON -- The United States and European allies launched airstrikes on Friday night against Syrian research, storage and military targets as President ... Mr. Trump characterized it as the beginning of a sustained effort to force Mr. Assad to stop using banned weapons, but only ordered a ... Britain France Chemical
Four Tornado jets were deployed at 1am from RAF Akrotiri, which is the air force base in Cyprus. Tornado's are the UK's main ground-attack aircraft and were each armed with Storm Shadow missiles. The air-launched weapons weigh 900lbs each and can travel as far as 250 miles. They fired ... Syria chemical
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch Storm Shadow cruise missiles at a Syrian military facility. ... Syrian regime to "keep chemical weapon precursors stockpiled in breach of Syria's obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention," the MoD said in ... chemical
Bombs with an upgraded explosive, and tested at Aerojet Rocketdyne's Camden facility, were evaluated recently by personnel of the U.S. Air Force Research ... Testing was conducted by AFRL at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, and the data was presented to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy Insensitive Munitions ... chemical
After Israeli tanks spent the day on Wednesday firing artillery shells at numerous sites in northern and eastern Gaza, the Israeli military stepped up its assault on the coastal enclave Wednesday night with bombs dropped by the Israeli airforce which killed one Palestinian and injured another. The Palestinian ... chemical
Two injured as fighter jet accidentally drops bomb on French town The accident took place at around 3.30pm today, after an army fighter jet lost a replica bomb while it ... Colonel Olivier Celo, a spokesman for the Air Force told France Bleu: “Inert munition simulates weapons that we use in real conditions. chemical
Fox News Guest Personally Asks Donald Trump To Bomb Syrian Air Force During Segment ... Specifically, Rifai wants Trump to bomb the Middle Eastern country's air force in retaliation for the reported chemical attack that killed dozens of ... “What we need to do right now is to take out Assad's air force. chemical
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel on Monday appeared to have escalated its shadow war in Syria against Iran, with a predawn airstrike against a military base that ... It followed a vow by President Trump to respond to an apparent chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government near Damascus on Saturday. chemical
These alarming statistics are directly linked to the massive use of explosive weapons in populated areas in recent conflicts (Iraq, Syria, Yemen, etc.), including prohibited weapons such as anti-personnel mines and cluster bombs. When used in populated areas, civilians make up 90% of victims of these ... chemical
He had two brothers serve during World War II and another in Korea, so he felt obligated to serve in the military. He joined the Air Force with plans to be a pilot, but failed the vision test, even though his vision was good enough to fly commercial airlines. Instead, he went to navigation bombardier school for a ... chemical
Nuclear weapons are commonplace, at least insofar as lots of countries have access to them but never actually use them, but tensions between ... of the blast and choose one of four bombs ranging from the original “Little Boy” nuke to Russia's Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated. chemical

Although Israel doesn't officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact ... funds for the nuclear project he invite opposition from the military, which was struggling to field a conventional army that could defeat Israel's Arab enemies. chemical
The army was called out after another unexploded bomb from World War Two was found in Birmingham. The hand grenade was at a house in Northfield on Tuesday morning. Workmen carrying out a clearance at the address in South Road made the shock find at 11.45am. chemical
Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan said that, contrary to a Saturday report in the English-language Japan Times newspaper, her museum in the town where nuclear weapons were first developed never had official plans to host the “Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb ... chemical
A museum in a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, recently announced it won't be hosting a traveling exhibit organized by the ... chemical
Afghan air force bombed a religious seminary in northern Kunduz province on Monday, killing scores of suspected militants and civilians, according to ... Ashna Radio, a local media outlet, however disputed the army claim and quoted locals as saying that over 100 civilians had been killed in the aerial raid ... chemical
Col. Leland Bohannon, then-vice commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., inspects an inert BDU-50 inside a B-52H Stratofortress in 2015. Bohannon was relieved of command of the Air Force Inspection Agency at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in 2017. (Air Force). chemical
On Monday, Afghan military aircraft bombed a religious school in Dashti Archi in the Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan. At least 70 people were killed, according to Al Jazeera. Reports of fatalities differed among sources. Afghan Ministry of Defense spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said the ... chemical
A museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico — a once-secret New Mexico city that developed the atomic bomb which help end World War II — has put an exhibit from Japan on hold because of its theme of abolishing nuclear weapons. The Los Alamos Historical Museum confirmed Monday that it will not host a ... chemical
The word was that Saddam was making chemical and biological weapons, which are a clear violation of international rules, because they kill people. ... was threatening to send Air Force planes over there to drop MORE bombs (which are allowed under international rules, although they also kill people, but ... chemical
KABUL, Afghanistan (March 27, 2018) – On March 22, the Afghan Air Force tasked the A-29 squadron to destroy a Taliban compound in Farah. The Afghan attack pilots were equipped with both guided and unguided bombs, and elected to employ the GBU-58 laser-guided bomb to avoid collateral damage. chemical
Also, Iron Man's high-speed grapple with this weapon wouldn't happen like it does on screen. The AGM-154 is a glide bomb, not a cruise missile. These weapons have wings but no engines, and what Iron Man chases, grabs, and grapples with in the film has a tongue of flame roaring behind it. But maybe ... chemical
But the Outrider simulator is more than just a pretty interface; it's an effective reminder that these weapons could wipe entire cities filled with people off the face ... That tally is key for preventing what Pfeiffer calls “aesthetic nuke porn,” imagery that showcases the raw power of bombs bursting in the air without ... chemical
This was the second year Master Sgt. Joshua Rickert, stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, teamed up with other bomb squads from APD and the Army to use their bomb diffusion skills for building the beeping Easter eggs. "I think it's pretty awesome to see kids get so excited about being able to go on an ... chemical
Sixty years ago, on March 11, 1958, an Air Force bomber dropped a nuclear weapon on a farm in the rural Mars Bluff community outside Florence. ... in 1966 the acting secretary of defense said four of the missing bombs did carry the capsule, including the Tybee bomb, according to a later CBS News report. chemical
A Definitive Audit Of How Many Weapons Doug Masters Launched From His F-16 In Iron Eagle ... The backstory there is that the USAF would not support a film that featured a kid stealing an F-16 and using it to bomb another country. As such the IAF ... When it comes to bombs, things get more confusing. chemical
The Michigan State Police bomb squad and Allen Park police responded Saturday morning to help retrieve World War II ordnance from a home. Several objects were removed without incident from the home in the 1400 block of Dasher Avenue. MSP reminded residents that when WWII veterans die, family ... chemical
Sixty years ago, on March 11, 1958, an Air Force bomber dropped a nuclear weapon on a farm in the rural Mars Bluff community outside Florence. ... in 1966 the acting secretary of defense said four of the missing bombs did carry the capsule, including the Tybee bomb, according to a later CBS News report. chemical
A member of the British armed forces has been killed in a bomb blast in Syria during an operation against the Islamic State group. ... Army of Islam military spokesman Hamza Bayraqdar tells The Associated Press that the reports are false, adding that his group's stance is to reject displacement and ... chemical
A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, including an American, and wounded five others in a rare attack since the U.S.-led coalition ... Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military's General Staff said at a Friday briefing that the agreement envisages Army of Islam rebels and their families ... chemical
KOBANI, Syria -- A roadside bomb in northern Syria killed two coalition personnel, an American and a Briton, and wounded five others in a rare attack since ... Army of Islam military spokesman Hamza Bayraqdar told The Associated Press that the reports are false, adding that his group's stance is to reject ... chemical
The renaming actually had to do with the privatisation of most of the Royal Ordnance Factories, not including the two that made nuclear weapons, ROF Cardiff (closed in ... The bomb shelters at Greenham Common, under several metres of clay, concrete, sand and titanium, were designed to resist pretty much anything the ... chemical
One of the Afghan Air Force's A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft has finally dropped a laser-guided bomb in combat. That the pilot chose to employ a precision weapon for fear of hitting nearby civilians underscores the importance of the capability, despite the NATO-led international coalition continuing ... chemical
A Seattle area man suspected of sending suspicious packages to multiple government agencies and military installations around the nation's capital was charged with shipping explosive materials. ... Court records show he had a 1990 conviction for felony second-degree assault and was prohibited from having a weapon. chemical
The Afghan National Army's (ANA) Air Force has dropped a laser-guided bomb on a Taliban stronghold in Farah province, in the west of Afghanistan, for the ... However, the US Department of Defense said an A-29 Super Tucano, equipped with both guided and unguided bombs, dropped the GBU-58 on ... chemical
A pair of U.S. postal inspector police arrived in the neighborhood around 3:30 p.m. Meanwhile an FBI bomb technician rummaged in the trunk of an unmarked pickup, and a team of federal investigators huddled near the end of Phan's driveway. Phan now is charged with one count of shipment of explosive ... chemical
A squadron of AAF Embraer/Sierra Nevada Corporation A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft dropped a GBU-58 laser-guided bomb on a Taliban compound to support Afghan Army ground operations. “The drop resulted in a direct hit along the route of a major Afghan National Army clearing operation, ... chemical
B-1 pilot, Captain Lillian Pryor, said, "Makes me really excited. I mean I think there are a growing number of women in the Air Force and I was motivated to come in the Air Force by a women who paved the way before me and I hope we are turning around and doing the same thing for young women in the ... chemical
Authorities have already said publicly that packages were found at Fort McNair in the District of Columbia and Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia, both US Army installations. NBC News said another was found at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a Navy and Air Force facility, in the US capital on Tuesday. chemical
NATO says the Afghan air force dropped its first laser-guided bomb during combat after completing training on how to use the sophisticated weapons system. A NATO statement on Tuesday ... The new system is part of U.S. and NATO efforts to bolster Afghanistan's military. Afghan forces have struggled to ... chemical
A least one person has been arrested in connection with multiple suspicious packages mailed to military and intelligence locations throughout the ... It's not clear whether any of the parcels contained working bombs or just had substances — or trappings to make it appear — as if the mailings were packed ... chemical
(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Roadside bombs disguised as rocks in Yemen bear similarities to others used by Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and ... Those weapons allegedly included ballistic missiles used to target Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition of Arab nations backed by the U.S. that ... chemical
The hypothetical combat scenario in that article is reminiscent of the scene played out in the Air Force video, in which drones take on dangerous ... the laser designator and authorizes the nearby unmanned airplane to drop a pair of bombs, which use fins to steer toward the laser-targeted sweet spot. chemical
Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein, and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction to detonate bombs at mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the meatpacking town of Garden City. Stein also faces weapons-related charges and Wright has an additional charge of ... chemical


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