Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat

The F-35 stealth fighter is said to have been used in combat by the Israeli military (Reuters)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat

JERUSALEM: Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account.
Israeli media further quoted Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin as saying: “We are flying the F-35 all of the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts.”


Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

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Sudan generals, protesters split on who will lead transition

  • Demonstrators want to limit the role of the military in the transitional council
  • They are represented by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change during the talks

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s ruling generals and protesters behind months of mass demonstrations that drove autocrat Omar Al-Bashir from power are divided over who will lead the country during its transition period.
The issue remains a stumbling block in the negotiations between the two sides. Their latest round of talks ended early on Tuesday without agreement.
The protesters, represented by the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, insist on a “limited military representation” in a sovereign council that will guide Sudan through the three-year transition.
The military insists it play the lead role in the council.
The protesters fear the generals intend to hold on to power or cut a deal with other factions that would leave much of Al-Bashir’s regime intact.
Since his ouster, Al-Bashir has been jailed in Khartoum.