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Russia is actively working to rearm its air forces with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.

The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal (Russian for “Dagger”) was one of the six new strategic weapons unveiled by Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 1, 2018. The hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. Its reported range is upwards of 2,000 kilometers. The missile reaches speeds of above Mach 10 and has the capability to perform evasive maneuvers at every stage of flight.

The missile’s first stage is shared with 9K720 Iskander and the guidance section is specifically designed for this missile. It is capable of attacking stationary and moving targets such as aircraft carriers. It escalates to hypersonic speeds exceeding Mach 5 within seconds after being launched.

According to Russia, the missile as well as other hypersonic weapons revealed is capable of overcoming any known missile defense system. The Russian side describe the introduction of new hypersonic weapons as the retaliatory move needed to restore the strategic balance undermined by actions of the US and

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This week, the Syrian Army, Liwa al-Quds and the National Defense Forces have conducted a series of anti-ISIS raids in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert.

The intensification of the anti-ISIS efforts followed an ISIS attack near Ghabagheb, on the Damascus-Deir Ezzor highway. On May 17, ISIS terrorists set up a fake checkpoint and killed several civilians and soldiers there. On May 18, the NDF and Liwa al-Quds sent reinforcements to the area of al-Sukhna from their positions near al-Rusafah in the province of Raqqah. Coordinated anti-ISIS raids started on May 19. In the following days, the army and its allies destroyed several ISIS hideouts in the area between Haribshi and Faydat Umm Muyni’a, and near Sukhna. The most intense clashes erupted between al-Quds and ISIS in the desert area near Palmyra on May 21.

According to photos and videos released by government sources, several ISIS members were eliminated and at least 3 vehicles were captured in these raids. Despite this, the desert is still infested with terrorists. Early on May 22, terrorists

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Over the past days, forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military continued developing momentum against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in northern Libya.

After capturing the Watiya Air Base from the LNA, the Turkish-led forces established control over all the areas surrounding it and deployed to within striking distance of Awlad Badr, an important LNA strong point south of Zawiya. At the same time, they attacked the town of At Talaiyah aiming to cut off any LNA forces still deployed southwest of Tripoli. The LNA repelled the Turkish-led attack there early on May 21st. Clashes north of the town are still ongoing. Another hot point is Tarhuna. The GNA declared it a zone of military operations and deployed there additional reinforcements, mostly consisting of militants arrived from Syria. Nonetheless, up til now, the new round of the battle for Tarhuna has been limited to artillery duels and airstrikes.

According to pro-Turkish sources, 9 Pantsir-S1 air defense systems, which the LNA had received