9K32 Strela 2 (SA-7 Grail)

Syrian Rebel Group Supplied with Anti-Air Missiles

A Syrian rebel group has paraded a cache of shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, the first evidence of the weapons being supplied to opposition forces after an expected relaxing of US restrictions. Members of the Ansar al-Islam Front were shown in a video posted on 20 November testing SA-7 Strela-2 missiles. The group said they had a […]

Missiles of ISIS May Pose Peril for Aircrews

From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi Army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two crew members. Days later, the Islamic State released a chilling series of images from a video purporting to capture the attack in northern Iraq: a jihadist […]

Libya’s Anti-Islamist Offensive Suffers Setback

The anti-Islamist campaign led by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar appeared to suffer a significant setback on 21 July when the radical group Ansar al-Sharia overrun two neighbouring bases in Benghazi. The Camp 319 and 36th Battalion bases in the city’s Bu Atni neighbourhood were defended by the Al-Saiqa special forces unit the latter announced […]

Hamas Fire Anti-Aircraft Missile at IAF Jets; Miss Target

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IAF fighter jet flying above the Gaza Strip. The missile failed to hit its target. Meanwhile, reports indicate Egypt is working to broker a ceasefire agreement. The reports came as rockets rained down on Israel, with some reaching central Israel […]

Ansar Jerusalem Claims SAM Attack as 3 Soldiers Killed in Sinai Bus Ambush

In a statement released to jihadist forums on Jan. 25, the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) said its fighters fired a surface-to-air missile (SAM) at an Egyptian helicopter operating in North Sinai. The group later released video showing the attack. Hours before Ansar Jerusalem released its statement, Egypt’s army spokesman had confirmed on […]