Rocket artillery http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25008/all en NATO detects more missile launches in Syria-alliance official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nato-detects-more-missile-launches-syria-alliance-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A short-range ballistic missile was fired inside Syria on Wednesday, following similar launches last week, a NATO official said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We detected the launch of an unguided, short-range ballistic missile inside Syria yesterday. This follows similar launches on January 2 and 3," the official said. "All missiles were fired from inside Syria and they impacted in northern Syria."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nato-detects-more-missile-launches-syria-alliance-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Atlantic Treaty Organization Rocket artillery Rocketry Scud Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:45:24 +0000 5732531 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NATO official says more missiles launched in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-nato-official-says-more-missiles-launched-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A short-range ballistic missile was fired inside Syria on Wednesday, following similar launches last week, a NATO official said on Thursday.</p> <p>The official condemned as "reckless" the missile launches, which U.S. officials called an escalation of the 21-month-old Syrian civil war when their use was first spotted last month.</p> <p>"The use of such indiscriminate weapons shows utter disregard for the lives of the Syrian people," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-nato-official-says-more-missiles-launched-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North Atlantic Treaty Organization Rocket artillery Rocketry Scud Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:27 +0000 5732540 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens killed, wounded in Aleppo missile strike: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/dozens-killed-wounded-aleppo-missile-strike-ngo-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 12 people, including children, were killed and dozens wounded on Friday when three surface-to-surface missiles struck in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo district, a watchdog said.</p> <p>"At least 12 bodies have been recovered so far and there are more than 50 people wounded," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by phone.</p> <p>The Britain-based Observatory said the number of victims was likely to rise, as many people were trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings in the eastern district of Tariq al-Bab in the area of Ard al-Hamra. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/dozens-killed-wounded-aleppo-missile-strike-ngo-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Rocket artillery Scud Spaceflight AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:16:12 +0000 5763623 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian ballistic missiles killed 141 civilians last week-HRW http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/syrian-ballistic-missiles-killed-141-civilians-last-week-hrw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIRUT, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The Syrian military has stepped up ballistic missile strikes on rebel-held areas, including four attacks in the north last week that killed more than 141 people, including 71 children, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I have visited many attack sites in Syria, but have never seen such destruction," said Ole Solvang, emergencies researcher at the New York-based group, who has inspected the four areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/syrian-ballistic-missiles-killed-141-civilians-last-week-hrw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Rocket artillery Scud Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:01:11 +0000 5766747 at http://www.globalpost.com In an Aleppo district, dismal life after 'Scuds' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/aleppo-district-dismal-life-after-scuds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sitting on a cushion she has placed atop debris, Samia stares dismally at a pile of rocks, all that remains of her Aleppo home after it was hit by what everyone here simply refers to as "Scuds".</p> <p>Every day since the strike last month she has come to sit by her former home, protecting what is left of it from those who would pillage the remains.</p> <p>"We haven't seen any humanitarian aid, the only ones who come to see us are thieves," the 50-year-old says bitterly as men work behind her.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/aleppo-district-dismal-life-after-scuds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Rocket artillery Scud AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 06:00:25 +0000 5794988 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea: North ready to test missile 'any day' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/south-korea-north-ready-test-missile-any-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A South Korean Defense Ministry official says North Korea has completed preparations for a missile test that could come any day.</p><P>The warning Wednesday came as Pyongyang prepared to mark the April 15 birthday of its founder Kim Il Sung, historically a time when it seeks to draw the world's attention with dramatic displays of military power.</p><P>In Pyongyang, however, the focus was more on beautifying the city ahead of the nation's biggest holiday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/south-korea-north-ready-test-missile-any-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rocket artillery Scud Tactical ballistic missiles Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:05:51 +0000 Asianet 5812101 at http://www.globalpost.com Two rockets fired from Sinai hit Israeli town of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said. </p> <p>Israeli military sources said the vaunted Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was recently deployed around Eilat, did not engage to intercept the rockets.</p> <p>"We've found two explosion sites in the city, we've also closed off the airport as a precaution," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying one landed in "an open area close to one of the neighbourhoods."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:01:02 +0000 5818078 at http://www.globalpost.com Two rockets fired from Sinai hit Israeli town of Eilat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat early on Wednesday causing no casualties, the Israeli army and police said. </p> <p>Israeli military sources said the vaunted Iron Dome anti-missile system, which was recently deployed around Eilat, did not engage to intercept the rockets.</p> <p>"We've found two explosion sites in the city, we've also closed off the airport as a precaution," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, saying one landed in "an open area close to one of the neighbourhoods."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/two-rockets-fired-sinai-hit-israeli-town-eilat-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:46:11 +0000 5818105 at http://www.globalpost.com Jihadist group claims rocket attacks on Israel resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/jihadist-group-claims-rocket-attacks-israel-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Salafi jihadist group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for firing what it said were Grad rockets at the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, causing no damage or casualties.</p> <p>"The lions of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem managed to target occupied Eilat with two Grad rockets on the morning of April 17, and withdrew safely," a statement posted on jihadist websites said, without saying where they were fired from. </p> <p>The Israeli army said the rockets were fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.</p> <p>jad/hmw/bpz</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Islam Jihad Rocket artillery Technology War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:31:22 +0000 5818157 at http://www.globalpost.com Islamists in Sinai claim Israel attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/islamists-sinai-claim-israel-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, and Egyptian security sources said the rockets had probably been fired from the Egyptian territory.</p> <p>In a statement posted on its website, the hardline militant group Magles Shoura al-Mujahddin said it had targeted Eilat with two Grad missiles on Wednesday morning, and then withdrew safely.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/islamists-sinai-claim-israel-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Eilat Rocket artillery Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:00:53 +0000 5818178 at http://www.globalpost.com Jihadists claim Sinai rocket fire on Israel's Eilat resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/jihadists-claim-sinai-rocket-fire-israels-eilat-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least two Grad rockets fired from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula exploded in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties, in an attack claimed by a Salafi jihadist group.</p> <p>It was the first rocket attack on the southern resort city in eight months, with the Israeli army saying they were fired from the Egyptian Sinai, although there was no immediate confirmation from Cairo where a senior military official said troops were "investigating" the incident. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/jihadists-claim-sinai-rocket-fire-israels-eilat-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Red Sea Rocket artillery War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:16:18 +0000 5818195 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea deploying improved artilleries on border with South http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130630/n-korea-deploying-improved-artilleries-border-south <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is deploying improved artilleries with a longer range at its front-line military units, a government source said Sunday, indicating that they will pose a greater threat to South Korea's capital areas.</p> <p>North Korea's military is replacing 107-millimeter-caliber multiple rocket launchers deployed at its front-line artillery units with the improved 240-mm-caliber multiple rocket launchers, the source said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130630/n-korea-deploying-improved-artilleries-border-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rocket artillery Yonhap YTN Group Yonhap News Agency Sun, 30 Jun 2013 06:31:31 +0000 5871520 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria ballistic missiles killing children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/syria-ballistic-missiles-killing-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ballistic missiles used by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad are killing many civilians, including children, an international rights group said on Monday.</p> <p>These missiles "are hitting populated areas, causing large numbers of civilian deaths, including many children", said Human Rights Watch, which has investigated nine ballistic missile strikes that killed at least 215 people in six months.</p> <p>Among those killed in nine attacks from February to July, 100 were children, said HRW, which has visited seven of the sites.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/syria-ballistic-missiles-killing-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rocket artillery Scud Tactical ballistic missiles War AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:39:05 +0000 5902730 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: Syrian army moves Scud missiles to avoid strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130830/exclusive-syrian-army-moves-scud-missiles-avoid-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Khaled Yacoub Oweis</p> <p>AMMAN (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of launchers from a base north of Damascus, possibly to protect the weapons from a Western attack, opposition sources said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130830/exclusive-syrian-army-moves-scud-missiles-avoid-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Politics Rocket artillery Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 30 Aug 2013 05:33:09 +0000 5921212 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea launched scud missiles: Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140227/n-korea-launched-scud-missiles-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The U.S. Defense Department confirmed Thursday that North Korea launched short-range scud missiles from the country's east coast but did not say how many and what they were intended for.</p> <p> "North Korea launched several short-range missiles, they were scud missiles," Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters, adding, the missiles do not appear to have targeted anyone.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140227/n-korea-launched-scud-missiles-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Rocket artillery Rocketry Tactical ballistic missiles Kyodo News International Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:18:35 +0000 6082778 at http://www.globalpost.com