On January 22, a gunman from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group fired at the Paratroopers Brigade company commander during a riot along the southern Gaza border.
The bullet struck the officer’s helmet, which saved his life.
In the video the officer can be seen firing his rifle from a berm across from the Gaza border. A moment later, a gunshot is heard, and the sniper’s bullet is seen striking the serviceman’s helmet, sending up a cloud of smoke and debris. He then grabs his head and takes cover.
A spokesperson for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad confirmed the claim that his group’s military wing Saraya al-Quds was behind the attack.
The injured officer was taken to Beerhsheba’s Soroka Medical Center for treatment. A cut on his head was bandaged, and he was released hours later, the hospital said.
In response to the sniper attack, an IDF tank immediately destroyed an observation post of to Hamas in eastern Gaza, near the el-Bureij camp. Hours later, the Israeli Air Force targeted an additional Hamas site in the strip.
According to Hamas, one of its members was killed in the initial tank strike and two other members were injured, one of them seriously.
Helmet cam combat footage from Afghanistan shows members of the US Army supported by A-10 Warthogs in a heavy firefight during a intense Taliban attack on their FOB in the middle of a dust storm in the Kapisa Province, 2013.
No US casualties were sustained during the attack, except a really expensive blimp which was torn off the tether by the wind.
The head of Iran's air force has warned his country is 'impatient' to fight Israel and 'eliminate it from the Earth' - after deadly Israeli missile attacks on Tehran forces in Syria.
Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said young Iranian air force recruits are 'fully ready... to confront the Zionist regime'.
The comments, on a state-linked website, came after Israel's military said it had targeted Iranian installations near the Syrian capital Damascus early today, hours after intercepting a rocket fired from Syrian territory.
At least 11 people were killed in the raids making them the deadliest Israeli strikes since last May, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It followed a previous night of cross-border fire, which Israel said was prompted by a rocket fired at a packed ski resort in the Golan Heights, close to the frontier with Syria. Israel did not say who it suspected of carrying out that rocket attack.
The threat of open confrontation between arch-enemies Israel and Iran has long simmered in Syria. The Iranian military has established a presence there since early in Syria's civil war in support of President Bashar al-Assad's battle against rebels.
Video footage from Central Africa shows Portuguese paratroopers in heavy combat with african rebels in the area of Bambari in the Central African Republic earlier this month.
The combat footage was recorded during a major operation that included 50 hours of heavy combat firefights and led to the seizure of a rebel base in the area of Bambari.
The paratroopers of the Portuguese armed forces are currently operating under the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
The battle began when African rebels of the UPC (Union for Peace in the Central African Republic) launched a violent attack on the town of Bambari, some 400 kilometres from the capital Bangui, in a bid to seize resources and extort the local population by collecting taxes.
The UPC is a former member of the Seleka rebel alliance, a coalition of mainly Muslim groups that seized power in the majority Christian country in 2013.
Portuguese armed forces declared the operation a success with no own casualties .
An alleged Canadian ISIS fighter, Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed, is seen in a video describing his capture by Syrian Democratic Forces. Mohammed, a former resident of Toronto, says he had been in Syria since 2013.
Video shows the tail end of a firefight in Afghanistan from the helmet cam of a MK14 gunner. Combat had already been going on for 15-20 minutes but unfortunately the camera didn't turn on until this time.
Portuguese peacekeepers battled for five hours to protect civilians and restore order after militants killed two police officers in the Central African Republic town of Bambari ahead of a scheduled visit by the country’s president on Thursday, January 10.
The attack came a day after President Faustin-Archange Touadera announced that the government would meet armed groups in African Union-brokered peace talks in Khartoum.
Members of the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) ex-Seleka militia and their allies carried out “various attacks” in the town early Thursday, a government statement said.
“Two policemen were killed and another was wounded,” Communications Minister Ange-Maxime Kazagui told AFP.
At least one civilian has been killed and nearly two dozen others sustained injuries after a car bomb blast struck near a medical center in Syria’s northwestern province of Aleppo.
Local sources, requesting not to be named, said the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the city of Azaz, roughly 32 kilometers (20 miles) northwest of Aleppo, killing a 10-year-old girl and wounding 20 others.
A health official said the death toll may rise as some of the injured were in critical condition.
(19 Dec 2018) An AP investigation has found that thousands of children have been recruited by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to fight in the country’s civil war. Boys describe being thrown into the heat of battle, amid bombardment and airstrikes, watching friends die.
US Air Force Convoy gets ambushed by the Taliban.
Helmet cam footage of firefight in Afghanistan with close air support an A-10 Thunderbolt II and mortar fire.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II strikes Taliban positions with its 30mm GAU-8 Avenger cannon.