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23 June 2012 Military News

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  • Syrian president forms new government IRNA 23 Jun 2012 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad formed a new government with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, the defence and interior ministers remaining in their posts.
  • Syria Says Intercepts Turkish Fighter RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2012 -- The Syrian armed forces command said it had shot down a Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter over Syria, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Saturday.
  • Turkey, Syria Not Yet Found Pilots of Downed Jet RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2012 -- The Naval Forces of Turkey and Syria have not yet found two pilots of the Turkish warplane, shot down by Syria's air defense forces on Friday, in the Mediterranean Sea during a two-day search and rescue activities, Turkey's NTV television channel reported on Saturday.
  • Turkey's President: Warplane May Have Crossed Syrian Border VOA 23 Jun 2012 -- ISTANBUL, Turkey - Syria says it shot down a Turkish fighter jet because it trespassed on Syria's territorial waters. In Turkey, the government has reacted carefully and cautiously to this potentially explosive incident; the prime minister says Turkey will respond once all the facts are known. A search is still under way for the two pilots from the downed plane.
  • Israel 'Continues Gaza Strikes' RIA Novosti 23 Jun 2012 -- Israel launched more airstrikes on the Gaza Strip overnight, after an attack on Friday in which two people were killed, al Jazeera television reported, citing Palestinian health officials.
  • Israel Launches More Air Strikes on Gaza, 3 Killed VOA 23 Jun 2012 -- JERUSALEM - Violence has erupted on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. At least one Palestinian has been killed and 24 others are wounded. One Israeli was also injured.

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