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Another US air strike in Somalia

The US military killed 24 militants in an air strike on Wednesday in the vicinity of Shebeeley in central Somalia. The military’s Africa Command (Africom)...

US air strike in Somalia kills six

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The US military killed six Islamist militants in an air strike in Somali in the in the Lower Shabelle region, it said. "At this...

Four dead after Somali air strike

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The US military killed four militants in an air strike against al Shabaab militants in the vicinity of Awdheegle, Somalia, part of...

Militants die in US Somalia airstrike

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The US military killed three militants in an air strike targeting the al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia on Tuesday. The military's Africa Command...

Air strikes in Burkina after Islamist attack

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France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine, the...

US air strike in Somalia

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The US military said it killed nine militants in an air strike in southern Somalia during a battle between US and Somali...

SAAFA on Air Force Memorial maintenance

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The SA Air Force Association (SAAFA) points out it has been "very much a junior partner" in maintaining the Air Force...

Two killed in South Somalia air strike

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United States forces conducted an air strike in co-ordination with Somalia's army killing two al Shabaab fighters, the US military said. "We currently...

Precision US airstrike in Libya

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The United States conducted a precision air strike near the Libyan town Bani Walid, killing four Islamic State militants. The strike was...

US airstrike in Somalia

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The US military killed three militants after launching an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab, a militant Islamist group allied with...

Shortfall of more than R7 billion for SAAF air defence programme

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) has a shortfall in excess of R7 billion to provide "prepared and supported air defence capabilities for...

Gun battles, airstrikes in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces killed 12 Islamist militants in gun battles and arrested 92 suspects, while airstrikes destroyed dozens of militant targets in...

Nigerian Air Force killed dozens in village attacks – Amnesty International

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Nigeria's air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in Adamawa state in December, Amnesty International said in a...

Air strike close to Mogadishu

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An air strike hit a village south of Mogadishu and a local official said the attack targeted Islamist al Shabaab militants fighting...

No Somali citizens killed in US raid

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The US military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, US Africa Command...

US air strike target IS militants in Somalia

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The US military executed an air strike against Islamic State militants in north-east Somalia, killing one person. Islamic State has been gathering...

Somalia requested US air strike

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Somalia's government requested the US air strike which killed more than 100 suspected militants earlier this week to pave the way...

Air strikes on Sirte

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East Libyan forces launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the jihadist group's former stronghold of Sirte. "The...

First US air strikes against IS in Somalia

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The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military...

Derna air strikes kill 15

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At least 15 people including women and children were killed in air strikes on the eastern Libyan city of Derna, a medical...

US air strikes in Libya kill 17

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Six US air strikes on an Islamic State desert camp in Libya killed 17 militants and destroyed three vehicles, the US military...

Six al Shabaab fighters killed by US air strikes in Somalia

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The US military said it carried out air strikes in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed six militants. The...

Al Shabaab fighter killed in second US/Somali air strike in a...

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The US military said on Friday it executed an air strike in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed a...

Pentagon confirms US strike on al Shabaab in Somalia

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The US military carried out a strike in Somalia against the al-Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militant group on Tuesday, the US military said...

Egyptian air strikes hit 12 Libyan vehicles

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Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army...

US conducts air strike on al Shabaab

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The Pentagon said it carried out an air strike on al Shabaab in Somalia and Somalia said its special forces had joined...

Five killed in air strike on Libyan prison

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An air strike on a prison has killed five people in a Libyan desert town where armed factions have been fighting along...

Three dead after Libya air strike

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Forces aligned with the UN-backed government in Tripoli said three of their men were killed in air raids against a desert air...

South Sudan rebels kidnap local aid workers

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South Sudanese rebels kidnapped eight locals working for a US charity and are demanding aid deliveries as ransom, a military spokesman said,...

East Libya forces resume air strikes against rivals

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East Libyan forces resumed air strikes against rival factions on Sunday as they tried to push them back from positions around major...

UN air strikes kill “several” in CAR

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A top militant and three others were killed in Central African Republic when a UN helicopter fired on fighters advancing towards Bambari,...

At least 76 killed in air strike on Nigerian refugee camp

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At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday's accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were...

Nigerian air force kills 52 in refugee camp strike

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Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's...

Seven killed in southern Libya air strike

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An air strike targeting Islamist militants has killed at least seven people near the south-western Libyan city of Sabha, a local official...

US air strike in Somalia killed local militia, not al Shabaab

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A September US air strike in Somalia killed local militia forces and not al Shabaab militants as the Pentagon had initially believed,...

UN rights chief denounces Aleppo air strikes as war crimes

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The top United Nations human rights official said on Friday the siege and bombing of eastern Aleppo in Syria constituted "crimes of...

Russia and Syria halting Aleppo air strikes for now – Moscow

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The Russian and Syrian air forces have halted all air strikes on Aleppo, two days ahead of a planned pause in bombing...

US air strikes pound Sirte to oust IS militants

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US aircraft hit Islamic State targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as...

Air strike kills civilians in central Libya – doctor

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At least nine civilians including women and children were killed in an air strike near an oasis town in central Libya on...

A Presidential Flight rather than 21 Squadron ?

It would make sense for the Presidency in association or partnership with the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) to take...

Libyan forces way of IS redoubt despite US support

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A day after the United States began a formal campaign of air strikes against Islamic State's stronghold in Libya, anti-IS fighters welcomed...

US air strikes easing advance against IS in Sirtre

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US air strikes are easing the passage of Libyan forces as they seek to clear Islamic State from the militant group's former...

Political will and out-of-the-box thinking needed for SADC air defence

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A major message coming through on day one of the SA Joint Air Defence Symposium (SAJADS) is that without political will across...

All aspects of air defence to come under the SAJADS microscope

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Starting tomorrow, delegates to the eighth SA Joint Air Defence Symposium (SAJADS) will hear presentations from 20 top-flight speakers on various aspects...

Ninth SA Joint Air Defence symposium on the horizon

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The one force concept that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) continually strives for is aptly illustrated by the upcoming SA Joint...

African air safety “needs work” – IATA

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The 2012 global accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history, statistics released by the International Air Transport Association...

Cassidian delivers 100th Eurofighter to the German Air Force

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Cassidian handed over the 100th Eurofighter to the German Air Force today, at the Military Air Systems Centre in Manching. The anniversary...

Ten years ago: the first series production Eurofighter takes off on...

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Ten years ago, the world's first series production Eurofighter took off on its first flight from Cassidian's Military Air Systems Centre in...

Former Chief of South African Air Force joins Paramount Group

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One of the longest serving South African Air Force Chiefs has joined Paramount Group, Africa's largest privately owned defence and aerospace company,...

SAAF in “good shape”

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Financial and other resource constraints have not prevented the South African Air Force (SAAF) from successfully completing each and every task assigned...

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