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    Anna Ahronheim
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    7m7 minutes ago

    #Iran's #IRGC Commander Hossein Salami: Downing of #US drone had a "clear message" to Washington

    ^^^ and Israel
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    Aurora Intel
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    2m2 minutes ago

    Initial reports that #Israel|i Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is currently at #IDF HQ The Kirya in Tel Aviv in emergency consultation meetings regards to the #Iran|ian escalations. #US



    ETA:


    The Israel Link
    ‏ @TheIsraelink
    6m6 minutes ago

    It is being reported that @netanyahu was rushed to the Kiryah a few hours ago for emergency consultations regarding the Iranian escalation.
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    aimed at Israel and US and others


    ELINT News
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    1m1 minute ago

    ELINT News Retweeted الجزيرة - عاجل

    #BREAKING: Iranian Foreign Ministry: We hope that our enemies will not repeat such strategic mistakes and Washington bears responsibility for any future repercussions
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    doge元首
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    now55 seconds ago

    doge元首 Retweeted AFP news agency

    #BREAKING: The US National Security Advisor John Bolton will fly to Israel to discuss “regional security”.

    Looks like no military action today then? As it’ll take some time for John to get there.

    doge元首 added,
    AFP news agency
    Verified account @AFP
    #BREAKING Trump adviser Bolton traveling to Israel to discuss 'regional security:' White House
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    Aurora Intel
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    3h3 hours ago

    Reports from #Lebanon that the skies are quiet for the first time in weeks. No #IDF/#IAF drone activity. #Israel
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    by US not Israel (AFAIK) but, if/when US strikes, Israel will definitely get blowback strikes from Hezbollah, Iran etc.

    The Israel Link
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    2m2 minutes ago

    New York Times: A strike against Iran was approved and underway late yesterday afternoon, with assets in place an ready. However, @potus reversed his decision and called off the strikes.



    ������ ���������� ��������
    ‏ @IntelCrab
    9m9 minutes ago

    Not sure I have an opinion yet on this NYT piece, but I will say one thing...the HF traffic we've seen today is consistent with the assertion that at least SOME sort of strike package was authorized.



    doge元首
    ‏ @IntelDoge
    14m14 minutes ago

    Looks like we came very close to military action today ������
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    missed posting this to this thread


    Aurora Intel
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    11h11 hours ago

    #Israel on alert for the possibility of a #US attack on #Iran in response to the downing of the drone. Netanyahu has asked the ministers not to talk about the subject reports @kann_news




    Israel Conflict News
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    9h9 hours ago

    Israel Conflict News Retweeted تامر السلطان

    ���� #Gaza

    The US has reportedly threatened a destructive reaction "yet to be seen" if any damage is done to Israel.
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    🏳️*🌈parallel_universe
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    ‏ @ignis_fatum
    58s58 seconds ago

    Opinion : There will be no war between the USA and Iran , there was never even a threat of a war. Both countries have great ambitions but are not suicidal.
    #Iran #USA


    ^^^ except Iran wants Israel wiped off the map or at least all Israelis dead and gone. I expect sooner or later IRGC, Hezbollah, PIJ or some other Pali faction will eventually make a move against Israel.
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    The Israel Link
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    1h1 hour ago

    Israeli defense officials concerned that Iran will step up its actions against the region due to what is being called the US's soft response to Iranian attacks.

    Abas Aslani
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    46m46 minutes ago

    #Iran's FM @JZarif said that Iran will start implementing the second phase of reducing nuclear commitments under the #JCPOA on July 7. The second phase will include increasing the level of enrichment as well as suspending the commitments in relation with redesigning Arak reactor.
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    ���� Aleph
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    1h1 hour ago

    #Iran
    Bolton lands in Israel ahead of unprecedented security summit
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    AFP news agency
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    4m4 minutes ago

    #BREAKING US to hit Iran with "major" new sanctions Monday, says Trump


    Global: MilitaryInfo
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    6s6 seconds ago

    Global: MilitaryInfo Retweeted AFP news agency

    Yesterday, an advisor to the Iranian president said: "If you don't want war, ease the sanctions."
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    It's just a matter of time, before all hell breaks loose. We know Iran will become more bolden to attack targets in the coming days/weeks. Trumps excuse, I believe his logic and political calculation for not hitting Iranian targets. Will make him look weak in Iran's Mullah's eyes.

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    IntelSky
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    ���� ✈ #IDF #UAV over South #Lebanon ����
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    PM of Israel
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    21h21 hours ago

    VIDEO: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US National Security Adviser John Bolton at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

    Full remarks:
    https://www.gov.il/en/departments/ne...t_bolton230619


    Shlomo Schorr
    ‏ @OneJerseySchorr
    11h11 hours ago

    Netanyahu tours the Jordan Valley in #Israel along with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton who is visiting the region amid rising tensions with #Iran.



    ab
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    16h16 hours ago

    ab Retweeted Benjamin Netanyahu

    Netanyahu shows John Bolton the Jordan Valley, and explains to him the importance of the Jordan Valley to the security of #Israel


    Paula Slier
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    15h15 hours ago

    #USPeacePlan: With #US National #Security Advisor, John #Bolton, currently in #Israel, he has met with #Israeli PM Benjamin #Netanyahu who has said that any future #peace plan with the #Palestinians must include an Israeli presence in the #JordanValley.



    Seth Frantzman
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    12h12 hours ago

    My latest map, based on reports, US diplomacy in OVERDRIVE amid #IranTensions; ahead of Bahrain summit, Hook in Kuwait, Bolton in Israel, Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia and UAE...

    Here is how things look this evening:
    Source: https://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...escalate-.html

    https://abcnews.go.com/International...s-war-63890003

    ivan
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    10h10 hours ago

    Bolton warns of more #US sanctions on #Iran at a joint conference with #Israel's PM
    #EconomicTerrorism


    Instant News Alerts
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    10h10 hours ago

    #UPDATE: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. (AP)




    Aurora Intel
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    21m21 minutes ago

    The #IDF has raised its alert level as the defense echelons has completed a series of notions in recent days to ensure that it can respond to any developments and/or any attempt by #Iran to hit #Israel, or even by one of its proxies in #Gaza, #Lebanon or #Syria.
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    urora Intel
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    54m54 minutes ago

    Operation #NorthernShield finished just over 6 months ago now, however the #IDF continue to their work on the northern border, daily. Armored D9 Bulldozers have been on the border today, detonating and demining the area next to the border fence.


    Aurora Intel
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    54m54 minutes ago

    Observer IL - #OSINT Analysis
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Observer IL - #OSINT Analysis Retweeted Tar Milus

    #Iranian fishemen reportedly caught in their net a part of the #USNavy RQ-4 which was downed by an #IRGC SAM last Saturday over the Strait of #Hormuz. Thanks @TarMilus for the ping ��

    this area is between Al-'Adisah on the #Lebanese side of the blue Line and Misgav Am on the #Israel|i. #Hezbollah affiliated media continue to observe the IDF movement in the area.





    Instant News Alerts
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    4h4 hours ago

    #BREAKING: Iran's naval chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi warns US, says Tehran capable of shooting down other American spy drones. (AP)



    BICOM
    ‏ @BritainIsrael
    38m38 minutes ago

    The Israeli media report #US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s visit to #Israel. @Maarivonline reports the Netanyahu-Bolton meeting and its headline quotes Bolton saying: “Our military is ready to act.”




    Observer IL - #OSINT Analysis
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Observer IL - #OSINT Analysis Retweeted Tar Milus

    #Iranian fishemen reportedly caught in their net a part of the #USNavy RQ-4 which was downed by an #IRGC SAM last Saturday over the Strait of #Hormuz. Thanks @TarMilus for the ping ��


    Alexey Khlebnikov
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    12m12 minutes ago

    Alexey Khlebnikov Retweeted Amichai Stein

    Head of #Russia’s Security Council Patrushev landed in #Israel for trilateral summit with #Bolton & Ben Shabbat. Stay tuned.


    Alexey Khlebnikov added,
    Amichai Stein
    Verified account @AmichaiStein1
    #BREAKING: Head of Russian NSC Nikolai Patrushev has landed in Israel, ahead of a 3-way summit between Israel-US-Russia (In the pic; With Israel's head of NSC Meir Ben Shabat)
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    ������ ���������� ��������
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    1h1 hour ago

    ������ ���������� �������� Retweeted Guy Elster

    Fire and Furbies time.

    ������ ���������� �������� added,
    Guy Elster
    Verified account @guyelster
    #BREAKING Iran says US sanctions on its Supreme Leader mean permanent closure of the diplomacy path
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    Don Victor
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    1h1 hour ago

    Bolton: Iran has to enter negotiations with the U.S. over the nuclear program - http://bit.ly/2X42FtT #Israel #USA #Canada #UK #France #Sweden #Norway #Australia #Belgium




    Don Victor
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    1h1 hour ago

    Bolton says Iranian provocations across Middle East are manifestation of its ‘continued pursuit of deliverable nuclear weapons’ http://bit.ly/2NlTxkK #Israel #USA #Canada #UK #France #Sweden #Norway #Australia #Belgium



    Guy Elster
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    21m21 minutes ago

    #BREAKING #Iran President Rouhani dismissed new US. sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, described the White House as "mentally retarded"
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    Guy Elster
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    now23 seconds ago

    #BREAKING In #Israel, Putin's national security adviser says downed US drone was in #Iran|ian airspace
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    Aurora Intel
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    32m32 minutes ago

    #Iran will begin the 2nd phase of reducing #JCPOA commitments on the 7th July according to reports.
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    Donald J. Trump
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    2h2 hours ago

    Iran leadership doesn’t understand the words “nice” or “compassion,” they never have. Sadly, the thing they do understand is Strength and Power, and the USA is by far the most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone..
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    doge元首
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    3h3 hours ago

    doge元首 Retweeted Steve Herman

    Yikes.

    doge元首 added,
    Steve Herman
    Verified account @W7VOA
    Sanctions on the Islamic Republic's supreme leader by the US is an attack against the nation, declares #Iran government spokesman.




    doge元首
    ‏ @IntelDoge
    2h2 hours ago

    doge元首 Retweeted *Walter Bloomberg

    Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister states the country has no reason left to carry out its nuclear deal commitments unilaterally.

    doge元首 added,
    *Walter Bloomberg
    @DeItaOne
    IRAN HAS NO REASON LEFT TO CARRY OUT ITS NUCLEAR DEAL COMMITMENTS UNILATERALLY - IRAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER
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    Steve Herman
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    45m45 minutes ago

    US is ready for “whatever” #Iran wants to do, @POTUS tells reporters.


    Steve Herman
    ‏Verified account @W7VOA
    44m44 minutes ago

    "We hope for better but we're prepared for worst,"@VP says in #Florida in response to a reporter's question


    Steve Herman
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    42m42 minutes ago

    Asked by @BennettJohnT if he has an exit strategy if war breaks out with #Iran. @POTUS replies, without elaborating, he won’t need one.



    Guy Elster
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    31m31 minutes ago

    #BREAKING Iran President Rouhani told France President Macron that he is not looking for war with US: ISNA
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    Aurora Intel
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    Aurora Intel Retweeted Reuters Top News

    #Iran set to reach limit on the quantity of enriched Uranium it is allowed under the #JCPOA later this week.

    Aurora Intel added,
    Reuters Top News
    Verified account @Reuters
    EXCLUSIVE: Iran is still short of the maximum amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to have under its deal with major powers but it is on course to reach that limit at the weekend, diplomats say https://reut.rs/2NfxwUU via …


    Mark Halawa - مارك حلاوه
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    4h4 hours ago

    Mark Halawa - مارك حلاوه Retweeted شبكة قدس الإخبارية

    ������ Armed members of Fatah (Palestinian Authority party) threatening to target assassinate Arab Gulf leaders around the world, and to wage another black September on Arab countries that took part in the Bahrain Prosperity for Peace summit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post

    Mark Halawa - مارك حلاوه
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    4h4 hours ago

    Mark Halawa - مارك حلاوه Retweeted شبكة قدس الإخبارية

    ������ Armed members of Fatah (Palestinian Authority party) threatening to target assassinate Arab Gulf leaders around the world, and to wage another black September on Arab countries that took part in the Bahrain Prosperity for Peace summit!
    That should get some attention.

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    Firas Maksad
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    1h1 hour ago

    BREAKING- Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad reportedly stormed by protestors in wake of US sponsored Bahrain Summit & Its FM interview with Israeli TV
    https://www.alsumaria.tv/news/ محليات/309310/متظاهرون-يقتحمون-مقر-السفارة-البحرينية-في-بغدا
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    Firas Maksad
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    VIDEO of angry protestors who stormed Bahrain embassy in Baghdad to protest US peace plan & Bahrain FM's interview with Israeli TV. Unconfirmed reports that pro-Iran popular mobilization forces (PMFs) are responsible البحرين#


    45 sec clip plus two pics at link

    https://twitter.com/FirasMaksad/stat...29508432044033
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    Firas Maksad
    ‏ @FirasMaksad
    1h1 hour ago

    VIDEO of angry protestors who stormed Bahrain embassy in Baghdad to protest US peace plan & Bahrain FM's interview with Israeli TV. Unconfirmed reports that pro-Iran popular mobilization forces (PMFs) are responsible البحرين#


    45 sec clip plus two pics at link

    https://twitter.com/FirasMaksad/stat...29508432044033
    Well if that's the case and they "get away with it", next will be a US installation....

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    Aurora Intel
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    28m28 minutes ago

    Aurora Intel Retweeted US AFCENT

    Feels slightly (understatement) #Iran related. #USAF #US

    Aurora Intel added,
    US AFCENT
    Verified account @USAFCENT
    F-22s #deployed to #Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the @CENTCOM area of responsibility. http://bit.ly/31X7au7
    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    26m26 minutes ago

    12 raptors have been deployed according to reports.
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    zerohedge
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    58m58 minutes ago

    Here we go: EU CHANNEL TO ALLOW TRADE WITH IRAN AND CIRCUMVENT U.S. SANCTIONS IS NOW OPERATIONAL - EU STATEMENT, RTRS

    Trump to exclude Europe from SWIFT in 5... 4... 3...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilbitsnana View Post
    Aurora Intel
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    28m28 minutes ago

    Aurora Intel Retweeted US AFCENT

    Feels slightly (understatement) #Iran related. #USAF #US

    Aurora Intel added,


    Aurora Intel
    ‏ @AuroraIntel
    26m26 minutes ago

    12 raptors have been deployed according to reports.
    If true I would consider this a BIG dot! It would seem that something big may be about to go down.
    Blue 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue 5 View Post
    If true I would consider this a BIG dot! It would seem that something big may be about to go down.
    I think Trump is getting things in place in case they are needed and hoping they will deter Iran or other nutjobs from doing something beyond stupid.

    NATO wants no part of an Iran conflict.

    EU is going to trade with Iran no matter what and so is China.

    Iran is quickly rebuilding their uranium and other materials.

    Congress tried but failed to make it illegal for Trump to take any kind of action against Iran without their approval. He is working against a stacked deck and getting things ready.

    Things could go sideways there any time in the next few days, weeks or months.
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    More info on the jamming I posted about a few days ago.


    Guy Plopsky
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    9h9 hours ago

    "Using a series of sensors onboard the International Space Station, Humphreys and his team have been tracking the phenomenon for several months. They were able to identify the geographic source of the signal: the Khmeimim Air Base."

    posted for fair use and discussion
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/gps-ja...us-researcher/

    GPS jamming affecting Israel comes from Russian base in Syria: US researcher
    Signal that has been interfering with airplanes in Israeli airspace is detectable from space, appears to come from new deployment of Moscow’s electronic warfare systems
    By Judah Ari Gross 28 June 2019, 7:48 pm 3

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    The source of a signal interfering with GPS reception for planes flying over Israel, located on Russia's Khmeimim Air Base in western Syria, from a presentation by aerospace engineer Todd Humphreys to the US government in June 2019. (Courtesy)
    The source of a signal interfering with GPS reception for planes flying over Israel, located on Russia's Khmeimim Air Base in western Syria, from a presentation by aerospace engineer Todd Humphreys to the US government in June 2019. (Courtesy)

    The signal that has been disrupting satellite navigation for planes flying through Israeli airspace in recent weeks originates inside a Russian air base inside Syria, according to data collected by a US-based researcher.

    This interference to the Global Positioning System (GPS) reception does not appear to be specifically directed at Israel, but rather the Jewish state is likely collateral damage in an effort by Moscow both to protect its troops from drone attacks and to assert its dominance in the field of electronic warfare, Todd Humphreys, a professor at the University of Texas, told The Times of Israel this week.

    Since last spring, pilots flying through the Middle East, specifically around Syria, have noted that their GPS systems have displayed the wrong location or stopped working entirely. This came shortly after a large suicide drone attack on Russian forces in Syria.

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    Using a series of sensors onboard the International Space Station, Humphreys and his team have been tracking the phenomenon for several months. They were able to identify the geographic source of the signal: the Khmeimim Air Base, which was built by Russia in 2015 along Syria’s western coast as one of Moscow’s permanent facilities as part of its support for Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in the country’s civil war.

    “[The signal] is so strong that I can see it from space,” said Humphreys, an aerospace engineer, specializing in satellite-based navigation.
    A series of sensors on the International Space Station created by aerospace engineer Todd Humphreys, from a presentation by Humphreys to the US government in June 2019. (Courtesy)

    Similar GPS disruptions have been reported in recent years around the Black Sea, along Russia’s borders with Norway and Finland, and near the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s palace.

    The issue did not affect Israeli airspace until a few weeks ago, when pilots started reporting navigation problems during takeoff and landing in Ben Gurion International Airport, as well as around Cyprus’s Larnaca International Airport.

    According to Israel’s Airports Authority, the interference has not caused any safety issues as there are several methods that can be used for takeoffs and landings, but it has had a significant, though not overly dangerous, impact on pilots’ ability to fly their planes, as modern aircraft rely heavily on GPS navigation.

    “It’s a nuisance that pilots have become accustomed to,” Humphreys said.

    The issue only affects planes in the air over Israel; there is no interruption of GPS service on the ground. Humphreys explained that this is because the technology being used works on lines of sight. Due to the curvature of the earth, the signal cannot reach GPS receivers over the horizon.
    An airplane takes off from Ben Gurion International Airport, on November 15, 2018. (Flash90)

    According to Humphreys, the method being used by Russia appears to be a combination of jamming, in which GPS service is outright denied, and spoofing, the term for feeding GPS receivers false information.

    He said the sudden appearance of the problem in Israel could be the result of any number of changes to Russia’s deployment of its transmitters, also known as jammers — either the deployment of additional transmitters, an increase in the power of them or a repositioning of one of the jammers closer to the border with Israel.

    “But my assumption is that Russia relocated one of its transmitters recently,” he said.

    Israeli officials have also said Russia appeared to be to blame for the GPS interference, with some unnamed defense officials telling the Haaretz newspaper on Friday that the source of the problem seems to be coming from either a land-based or ship-based jammer.

    The Russian Embassy denied the claims by Israeli officials, saying the allegations were “fake news.”

    I don’t find Russia’s denials credible. I can actually see [the signal] from space

    But Humphreys said based on his data, he was 90 to 95 percent positive that Moscow was behind the interference.

    “I don’t find Russia’s denials credible,” he said, repeating, “I can actually see [the signal] from space.”

    This GPS denial of service does not affect Russian pilots taking part in the civil war in Syria, as Russia does not rely on GPS satellites for its navigation. Instead, Russia uses its indigenous Global Navigation Satellite System, or GLONASS.
    In this photo from December 12, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    As a result, the Russian military has little to lose in disrupting GPS reception.

    Humphreys said the jamming appeared to be an effort by Russia to prevent attacks by drones that rely on GPS navigation to attack their bases and personnel, but also is a way for Moscow to demonstrate to the entire world its “dominance in the radio spectrum.”

    He noted a recent comment by Gen. Raymond Thomas, head of US Special Operations Command: “[Syria is] the most aggressive electronic warfare environment on the planet.”

    In addition to Russia’s GPS spoofing, Israel has been accused by Syria and Arab media of carrying out electronic warfare attacks on the Syrian military, falsely triggering or knocking out its air defenses.

    Earlier this month, Humphreys presented his findings to the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing — the branch of the government responsible for maintaining the Global Positioning System.

    He said he also spoke to Israel’s El Al airline about the issue, but has not discussed it with Israeli military or civil officials.

    The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment publicly on the source of the interference, but said it has not affected its operations.

    “The issue is of civilian concern and the IDF provides technological support in order to facilitate freedom of movement within Israel’s airspace,” the army said. “The IDF operates continuously to maintain operational freedom of movement and superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum.”

    Since the interference began, planes in Israel have had to use an alternative method for landings, known as the Instrument Landing System.

    “It is a safe and professional method that is used every day in airports around the world, including Israel,” the Airports Authority said.


    https://www.timesofisrael.com/gps-ja...us-researcher/
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    Trump: We have a list of dozens of potential targets in Iran https://iran.liveuamap.com/en/2019/2...ential-targets … via @aawsat_News #Iran



    Vipin Narang
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    2h2 hours ago

    Vipin Narang Retweeted Soyoung Kim

    Iran is looking at all this, thinking, daaaamn it’s good to be a nuclear weapons power ��

    Vipin Narang added,
    Soyoung Kim
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    “We are working things out right now,” Trump said in Seoul when asked whether there will be a three way summit with Kim and Moon on Sunday. He said it would be “very interesting” and “we are going to see.”

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    Syrian Military Capabilities
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    Since the jamming wave started against the Israelis
    Their air force vanished from the skies over #Jordan and #Lebanon
    Even their long range recon-jets are yet to show up

    Seems like the #Russia doesn’t want anyone to see the upgrades in #Syria.
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    #Iran
    Iran-backed militia says it took part in assault on Bahrain embassy in Iraq
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    #Iran said that it will soon exceed the limit for enriched uranium reached under the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, after talks in Vienna with the remaining signatories to the deal “could not satisfy Iran’s just demands,” says Fars news agency.



    Instant News Alerts
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    US Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have been deployed “to defend American forces and interests,” the US Air Forces Central Military Command said in a statement as tensions with #Iran show no signs of subsiding



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    US Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have been deployed to #Qatar “to defend American forces and interests,” the US Air Forces Central Military Command said in a statement, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with #Iran.

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    Anna Ahronheim
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    6h6 hours ago

    #BREAKING: Reports of loud explosions in the #Syrian capital of #Damascus


    Anna Ahronheim
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    6h6 hours ago

    #Syrian media reporting regime air defenses engaging “enemy missiles” targeting sites in #Damascus.


    Anna Ahronheim
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    5h5 hours ago

    Targets believe to include the Mezzeh Military Airport on the western edge of #Damascus.


    Anna Ahronheim
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    5h5 hours ago

    Other reports of explosions in #Homs and the Jamraya scientific research institute, west of #Damascus. The center is believed to be one of the most important research centers in the country.



    Anna Ahronheim
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    5h5 hours ago

    #Israeli jets are believed to have targeted the facility in the past, with the first reported strike on the center in 2013, 2017 and the most recent in February 2018.





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    #BREAKING: Syrian state media reporting explosions in western #Damascus #Syria


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    #BREAKING: Massive explosions shaking #Damascus and #Homs areas in #Syria. Likely airstrikes carried out by #Israel.



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    #BREAKING: Explosions heard in Hermon region in southern #Israel. Possibly Syrian anti-aircraft fire.



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    #UPDATE: Israeli Air Force fighter jets spotted overflying #Lebanon at low altitude prior to the explosions in #Syria



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    Strikes on various targets in #Syria continue as #Israel firmly enforces the stance that #Iran and proxies will not be tolerated near Israeli territory
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    Confirmed reported targets:
    - A missile was shoot down north of Al-Kiswah at a low, reports of civilian casualties.
    - An #Iran|ian amunition depot was hit near #Jumrayah North of #Damascus
    - A military position west of #Homs near the Lebanese borders was struck.


    The Israel Link
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    Reports of Israeli strikes in Syria, and unconfirmed reports of civilian casualties relating to the strikes.


    The Israel Link
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    Numerous sources in Syria confirm that a baby and others have died after an intercepted missile lands on a home.



    Aurora Intel
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    5h5 hours ago

    Confirmed reported targets:
    - A missile was shoot down north of Al-Kiswah at a low, reports of civilian casualties.
    - An #Iran|ian amunition depot was hit near #Jumrayah North of #Damascus
    - A military position west of #Homs near the Lebanese borders was struck.


    Aurora Intel
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    Casualties are reported in Sahnaya district, which would be in the possible flight path for Al-Kiswah, two ambulances have reportedly been seen rushing to the scene.


    Aurora Intel
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    There are reports that the #IDF used the #IDFNavy as part of the strikes this evening, utilising cruise missiles. #Syria
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    https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-...-and-damascus/


    Observer: 12 sites targeted including research facility
    Syria says four killed as Israeli jets hit targets in Homs and Damascus
    Damascus claims to have intercepted several incoming missiles fired from Lebanese airspace; observer says Iran-linked bases targeted; no comment from IDF

    By TOI staff and AFP Today, 1:52 am 2


    Explosions seen near Damascus on July 1 2019. Syria says Israeli jets hit targets in Damascus and Homs (Screencapture/Twitter)
    Explosions seen near Damascus on July 1 2019. Syria says Israeli jets hit targets in Damascus and Homs (Screencapture/Twitter)

    Syria said Israeli jets attacked several military sites near the capital Damascus and the central city of Homs early Monday, killing four civilians, including an infant.

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said Israel launched strikes both from the air and from sea, which targeted Iranian-linked bases near Homs and at least 10 targets near Damascus, including a base where the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp forces are headquartered and a weapons research center.

    Israel did not comment.


    State news agency SANA said that Syrian air defense had intercepted several of the incoming missiles that were fired from Lebanese airspace.

    The report said four civilians, including a “month-old baby,” were killed and 21 people injured in explosions in Sahnaya, a neighborhood of Damascus. It blamed the deaths on “Zionist aggression.”

    SANA gave no further details on the sites targeted.


    However, the Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes had targeted a research center and a military airport west of the city of Homs where the Hezbollah Shiite terror group and Iranians are deployed.

    Rami Abdel Rahman, the observatory chief, said the strikes injured some of these forces.

    In the Damascus area, the monitor said strikes targeted the 91st Brigade base where the IRGC were headquartered and a research facility in Jamraya.

    Jamraya, which lies just over 10 kilometers (seven miles) northwest of Damascus, is home to several military positions and a branch of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC).
    A Google Earth view of a Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, near Damascus, before it was allegedly struck by Israeli warplanes in late January. (photo credit: image capture from Google Earth)
    A Google Earth view of a Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, near Damascus, before it was allegedly struck by Israeli warplanes in late January 2013. (photo credit: image capture from Google Earth)

    The US has repeatedly imposed sanctions on the SSRC for its alleged role in chemical weapons production. France has also imposed sanctions on the agency.

    Israeli airstrikes reportedly hit the facility in May 2013 and again in February 2018.

    The monitor said that at some sites large blasts were caused by exploding ammunition depots and they had noted lots of ambulances heading to the sites.

    There was no response from the Israel Defense Forces, which rarely comments on reported strikes.

    The Israeli military has acknowledged carrying out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in recent years on targets linked to Iran, which is backing President Bashar Assad’s regime in the Syrian civil war.

    The reported strikes came just hours after an Israeli satellite imagery analysis company said Syria’s entire S-300 air defense system appeared to be operational, indicating a greater threat to Israel’s ability to conduct airstrikes against Iranian and pro-Iranian forces in the country.

    Satellite photos released by ImageSat International appear to show all four missile launchers of the S-300 air defense system in the raised position in the northwestern Syrian city of Masyaf on June 30, 2019. (ImageSat International)

    Until now, only three of the country’s four surface-to-air missile launchers had been seen fully erected at the Masyaf base in northwestern Syria.

    Israel has threatened to destroy the S-300 system if it is used against its fighter jets, regardless of the potential blowback from Russia.


    https://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-...-and-damascus/
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    #Syria|n Observatory report 15 killed last night due to the strikes. 9 reported are #SAA or #Hezbollah (reports are mixed on this one) and 6 are civilians.



    Mete Sohtaoğlu
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    9m9 minutes ago

    Large numbers of its forces have been withdrawn from various regions in #Damascus and its countryside, as well as southern #Syria.
    Local sources told the Observatory that Hezbollah pulled out its members towards the al-Zabadani region in the western Damascus countryside.

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