AIR ATTACK

  • Israel says 'no winds of war' despite Syria air strikes May 7, 2013

    Amman: Israel played down weekend air strikes reported to have killed dozens of Syrian soldiers close to Damascus, saying they were not aimed at influencing its neighbour's civil war but only at stopping Iranian missiles reaching Lebanese Hezbollah militants. Oil prices spiked above $105 a barrel, their highest in nearly a...
  • Israel: PM Benjamin Netanyahu silent on Syria attack May 6, 2013

    JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no mention at a public appearance on Sunday of Israeli air strikes on Syria in recent days but spoke pointedly about a commitment to keeping Israel secure. "(My father) taught me that the greatest responsibility we have is to ensure Israel's security and guarantee its...
  • Exclusive video: LTTE plane over Colombo skyline February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has the exclusive footage of one of the LTTE aircraft which bombed Colombo on Friday killing two people. The exclusive video shows the aircraft just seconds before it was hit by the Sri Lankan air defence fire. The LTTE aircraft can be seen flying around Colombo...
  • 2 LTTE planes bomb Colombo, both shot down February 20, 2009

    Colombo: At least two LTTE planes entered Colombo's airspace and dropped bombs near Sri Lankan army headquarters on Friday night. At least 36 people are reportedly injured. It was a 30kg bomb. One plane has been shot down. They may have been aiming for something else. However, the Army was not...
  • LTTE attacks Sri Lanka's eastern port city naval base August 26, 2008

    Colombo: A light aircraft of the Liberation Tamil Tiger (LTTE) rebels carried out an air raid on Tuesday night targeting a key naval base in Sri Lanka's eastern port city of Trincomalee and dropping at least two bombs, says defence sources. "LTTE terrorist have carried out an abortive air raid...
  • LTTE attacks oil facilities in Colombo April 29, 2007

    New Delhi: An LTTE aircraft bombed two oil storage installations close to the Lankan capital in retaliation to air raids on their headquarters on Sunday. An LTTE spokesperson said oil storage facilities were targeted because they provided fuel to Lankan forces. The attacks were targeted at Shell gas storage facility at...