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Afghan Air Force Needs More Pilots, As Well As More Planes

By Josh Smith and Mirwais Harooni KABUL, Aug 16 – The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all. The shortage is hampering Afghan security forces’ ability to fight Taliban militants, who are once again gaining territory

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German Military Training 100 Syrian Migrants in Pilot Project

BERLIN, July 23 – The German military is training more than 100 Syrian migrants for civilian roles suited to helping the eventual reconstruction of their country, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in remarks released ahead of publication on Sunday. Von der Leyen told the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily that the pilot programme was focused

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Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Hit Refugee Camp Along Jordan Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 12 – Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said. Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift

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Two Russian Helicopter Pilots Shot Down, Killed in Syria

MOSCOW, July 9 – Militants shot down a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board, Interfax news agency said, quoting Russia’s defence ministry. The two men had been attacking a detachment of Daesh fighters in the Homs region on Friday, when the Syrian Mi-25 helicopter they were in ran out

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