Russian President Vladimir Putin will take unilateral action against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria if the United States turns down his proposal to join forces against the terrorists, according to a report on Sept. 23.
According to a Bloomberg report, Putin has become frustrated with what he sees as U.S. stalling on the proposal for a “parallel track” of strikes against ISIL. Continue reading
Saudi Arabia is targeting both Israel and Iran with powerful ballistic missiles, new satellite photography shown by military experts to The Telegraph suggests.
Images analysed by experts at IHS Jane’s Intelligence Review has revealed a hitherto undisclosed surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries.
Analysts who examined the photos spotted two launch pads with markings pointing north-west towards Tel Aviv and north-east towards Tehran. They are designed for Saudi Arabia’s arsenal of lorry-launched DF 3 missiles, which have a range of 1,500-2,500 miles and can carry a two-ton payload. Continue reading